Top 10 Cover Songs of the 21th Century 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 Kill the King - Jorn

Originally a Dio song he sang with Rainbow in 1978 - it was one of the fastest and most aggressive metal songs of the 70s. This song has over 10 covers but Jorn version is the best. - Metal_Treasure

2 Black Metal - Vader

Venom classic got a nice cover version. - Metal_Treasure

3 Perfect Strangers - Jorn

The best Deep Purple cover song. - Metal_Treasure

4 Don't Bring Me Down - Northern Kings

ELO cover with a new arrangement and great vocals from Jarkko Ahola. - Metal_Treasure

5 Cold Sweat - Megadeth

The irony is that this is Megadeth's best cover and its on their 2nd worst album and it was also the best track on the album LOL - christangrant

6 Metal Gods - Primal Fear

A Judas Priest cover. Primal Fear definitely sound like some Judas Priest Jr. even on their original material. - Metal_Treasure

7 Rock Me Amadeus - Edguy

Cover of Falco hit song - Falco song was originally in German and this cover is in German, too. - Metal_Treasure

8 When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica

A very good Deep Purple cover. - Metal_Treasure

9 Out In The Fields - Powerwolf

Gary Moore and Phil Lynnot cover. - Metal_Treasure

10 Oops!...I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

The Newcomers

? Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head

Please listen to this cover of this song and NOT the Crap of Flith version - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Remember Tomorrow - Metallica

A great cover of a great Maiden song - christangrant

12 The Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
13 Heavy Metal Maniac - Annihilator

A really amazing Exciter cover. - Metal_Treasure

14 Stand Up and Shout - Jorn

Great Dio cover. - Metal_Treasure

15 White Room - Demons & Wizards
16 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Blind Guardian
17 Black Night - Monument

A very good Deep Purple cover by a new band. - Metal_Treasure

18 Before the Dawn - Scheepers

Before the Dawn is a Judas Priest ballad and Ralf Scheepers did a great job. - Metal_Treasure

19 Maniac - Firewind
20 We Don't Need Another Hero - Northern Kings

Tina Turner symphonic metal cover - it's very impressive. Four metal singers sing it. - Metal_Treasure

21 Aces High - Flametal
22 Fight Fire with Fire - Vader
23 Surfin' Bird - Sodom
24 Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Children of Bodom

The Ramones cover. - Metal_Treasure

25 Burn - Jorn

Outstanding Deep Purple cover. Jorn rules! - Metal_Treasure

26 Immigrant Song - Demons & Wizards
27 Lay All Your Love on Me - Avantasia
28 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes - Avantasia
29 Gates of Babylon - Flametal
30 Cold Sweat - Kalmah
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