Best Metal Cover Songs

The best classic heavy/thrash metal songs covered by modern metal bands.

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1Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

This is the best metal cover ever! A must listen if you haven't heard it yet!

Sorry but this is one of the worst covers EVER. Starts off OK, then the crappy chug-chug guitars come in... and then the screams... and before you know it its single-handedly destroyed everything that made the original great. Absolutely abysmal. These crap talentless metalcore bands should never cover anything because they ruin everything they come 10 feet near.

2Master of Puppets - Trivium
3Walk - Avenged Sevenfold

Matt's voice fits this song perfectly

4Angel of Death - Carnifex
5Electric Eye - As I Lay Dying
6Painkiller - Death

Not all that modern, but that doesn't make it any less awesome! Chuck's voice sounds mind-blowing. The highs are much very close to if not better than Rob Halford. No disrespect to the Metal God, but the Father of Death Metal really nailed this song - MetalFoREVer1228

Better then the Killswitch engage cover of Holy Diver

Even nails on a chalkboard is better than the Holy Diver cover really.

7Beyond the Realms of Death - Blind GuardianV1 Comment
8Flash of the Blade - Avenged Sevenfold
9Symphony of Destruction - Paul Di'ano & Jeriko

Paul Di'Anno was made for this song. Awesome Megadeth cover. - Metal_Treasure

10Would? - Opeth

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?Black Metal - Vader

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11Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head

I honestly think this version destroys the Cradle of Filth one. I feel that CoF gave this song too much unnecessary aggression.

Agree, I'd go with Machine Head and not with Cradle of Filth, too, because growls are done tastefully here by R. Flynn (not overdone). - Metal_Treasure

12Metal Gods - Primal Fear

Really amazing Judas Priest cover, one of the best I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

13No Quarter - Tool
14Flight of Icarus (Iron Maiden Cover) - Tim "Ripper" Owens
15War Pigs - Faith No More
16Whip It - Love and Death
17Creeping Death - Bullet for My Valentine
18Heavy Metal Maniac (Exciter Cover) - Annihilator

An Exciter Cover. Maybe better than the original, which is a great speed metal song and a metal anthem. - Metal_Treasure

19Rumor Has It - Mushroomhead
20Aces High - Children of Bodom
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List StatsUpdated 4 Dec 2016

100 votes
99 listings
3 years, 171 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Painkiller - Death
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth
3. Black Metal - Vader
1. Would? - Opeth
2. No Quarter - Tool
3. War Pigs - Faith No More
1. Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage
2. Walk - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Master of Puppets - Trivium

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