Top 10 Cover Songs of the 1990s by Metal Bands

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

1 Dream On - Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen

Aerosmith masterpiece and rock classic was in good hands. Not many singers would attempt this song and even less would succeed. R.I.P. Dio. Yngwie did a great job, too. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Am I Evil? - Metallica

Who doesn't like this great cover? - christangrant

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3 Painkiller - Death

One of my all time favorite covers ever as it's a great cover of an already perfect song and Death gave it a new Death Metal twist and Chucks vocals here are amazing - christangrant

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4 Whiskey In the Jar - Metallica

This is actually one of my favorite cover songs of all-time. - cjWriter1997

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5 Don't Talk to Strangers - Blind Guardian

A perfect Dio cover. Hansi sounds almost like Dio. - Metal_Treasure

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7 Got the Time - Anthrax

One of Anthrax's best covers - christangrant

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8 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

My favorite Beatles cover of my favorite Beatles song. I also think that the double bass drumming they added to the instrumental part in the second half is awesome (5:25-end). - Metal_Treasure

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9 Speed King - Venom

A great Deep Purple cover from 1991 (a tribute to the Speed Kings of the 70s - Deep Purple). - Metal_Treasure

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10 Turn the Page - Metallica UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 It's a Sin - Gamma Ray

One of the best metal covers of pop songs. - Metal_Treasure

12 Hell Bent for Leather - Annihilator
13 Loverman - Metallica UListen to Sample
14 The Wizard - Blind Guardian

A great Uriah Heep cover. - Metal_Treasure

15 Space Truckin' - Overkill

Deep Purple cover - there are several covers but I like this one the most. - Metal_Treasure

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16 In a Gadda Da Vida - Blind Guardian

The original was changed significantly to make it sound more "metal-ish". I like it. - Metal_Treasure

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17 Raining Blood - Vader UListen to Sample
18 Smoke on the Water - Metalium UListen to Sample
19 Beyond the Realms of Death - Blind Guardian
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