Top 10 Cover Songs of the 1980s by Metal BandsMetal_Treasure Original songs don't have to be metal songs but the bands that made the covers must be metal bands/artists.
There are two types of cover versions:
1) renditions that change the original significantly
2) renditions that don't change the original very much. I call these covers "tribute covers" because the new bands don't want to overshadow the originals. It's when new bands appreciate a song and don't think the original needs improvements. In a broader sense all covers are "tributes" but I hope you got my idea here.
The Top Ten
Elton John thrash cover by Flotsam & Jetsam, Jason Newsted's first band. - Metal_Treasure
As a massive fan of the original Deep Purple song, I admit I like this cover, too. - Metal_Treasure
A great cover of The Sweet song. Saxon made it sound more metal. - Metal_Treasure
A Thin Lizzy cover. Iron Maiden made it faster but I don't mind. The original song has an awesome riff and Iron Maiden didn't "lose" it. Love both original and this cover. - Metal_Treasure
The origins of neoclassical metal right here... - Metal_Treasure
A Pink Floyd cover - Metal_Treasure
A Rainbow cover, Dio song. - Metal_Treasure
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