Top 10 Cover Songs by Death Metal BandsDeath metal bands have covered metal and non-metal songs. Some death metal covers are seen as controversial. This list is the place to say what you think about these types of covers.
The Top Ten
I knew this would be number one. - Alkadikce
Excellent Judas Priest cover. But I know some Judas Priest fans don't like it, mostly for the death growls. - Metal_Treasure
A great Venom cover, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure
Metallica cover (the original is probably the heaviest Metallica song) - Metal_Treasure
It's too funny not to vote for - kempokid
Britney Spears death metal cover, LOL. - Metal_Treasure
Celtic Frost cover. Possibly the best Celtic Frost cover. - IronSabbathPriest
Iron Maiden cover. This is one of the fastest and most aggressive Iron Maiden songs. I think Children of Bodom cover developed the original to its logical and natural direction but I know some Iron Maiden fans don't like the cover. - Metal_Treasure
Vader are one of the best metal bands for covers. - Metal_Treasure
Slayer Cover - christangrant
Excellent Thin Lizzy cover.
Many metal bands love Thin Lizzy and made covers - Metallica, Megadeth, Vader, Gamma Ray, Mastodon, and many more. - Metal_Treasure
Kiss Cover - christangrant
Celtic Frost cover (the original is one of my favorite songs by Celtic Frost) - Metal_Treasure
Originally by Accept. Transition to death growls sounds natural to me in this cover. - Metal_Treasure
Black Sabbath cover. My favorite song with Ozzy. - Metal_Treasure
Blind Guardian went extreme. The result sounds like melodic death metal.
Original singer Hansi Kürsch was invited to provide additional clean vocals. Besides, Hansi performed 3 really brutal screams - actually more brutal and ear raping than the death growls.
I am a massive Blind Guardian fan and I am OK with this cover - I mean, I wouldn't say they ruined the original (usually fanboys/fangirls of any band say "they ruined the original"). I am more tolerant to experiments in music - this cover in particular explored the potential of the original to be made in a different style (extreme genre). - Metal_Treasure
Metallica cover - christangrant
A song originally by Alice In Chains. - Metal_Treasure
Cacophony cover (originally a neo-classical metal instrumental by Cacophony, i.e. Marty Friedman and Jason Becker). - Metal_Treasure
Black Sabbath and Growls don't work. I hate this just like I hate all of Cannibal Corpse - SoldierOfFortune
Black Sabbath Cover - christangrant
The Ramones cover - Metal_Treasure
Deep Purple BRUTAL cover. I kinda like it. But I know it's a controversial cover and many people don't like it. I guess I am just more open to such experiments. - Metal_Treasure
Possessed Cover - christangrant
Deep Purple cover. It's a ballad I love a lot. - Metal_Treasure
Donna Summer death metal cover. - Metal_Treasure