Top 10 Cover Songs by Death Metal Bands

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Death metal bands 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

1 Painkiller - Death

Excellent Judas Priest cover. But I know some Judas Priest fans don't like it, mostly for the death growls. - Metal_Treasure

I prefer this to the original somehow. - Lucretia

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2 Black Metal - Vader

A great Venom cover, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

3 Fight Fire with Fire - Vader

Metallica cover (the original is probably the heaviest Metallica song) - Metal_Treasure

4 Aces High - Children of Bodom

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

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

Britney Spears death metal cover, LOL. - Metal_Treasure

6 Circle of the Tyrants - Opeth

Celtic Frost cover. Possibly the best Celtic Frost cover. - IronSabbathPriest

7 Cold Sweat - Kalmah

Excellent Thin Lizzy cover.
Many metal bands love Thin Lizzy and made covers - Metallica, Megadeth, Vader, Gamma Ray, Mastodon, and many more. - Metal_Treasure

8 Raining Blood - Vader

Slayer Cover - christangrant

9 Balls to the Wall - Amon Amarth

Originally by Accept. Transition to death growls sounds natural to me in this cover. - Metal_Treasure

10 God of Thunder - Death

Kiss Cover - christangrant

The Newcomers

? Zero the Hero
? Breaking the Law - Arch Enemy

The Contenders

11 Valhalla - Heaven Shall Burn

Blind Guardian went extreme. The result sounds like melodic death metal.
Original singer Hansi K├╝rsch 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

12 Children of the Grave - Amon Amarth

Black Sabbath cover. My favorite song with Ozzy. - Metal_Treasure

13 Circle of the Tyrants - Obituary

Celtic Frost cover (the original is one of my favorite songs by Celtic Frost) - Metal_Treasure

14 Concerto - Obscura

Cacophony cover (originally a neo-classical metal instrumental by Cacophony, i.e. Marty Friedman and Jason Becker). - Metal_Treasure

15 Would? - Opeth

A song originally by Alice In Chains. - Metal_Treasure

16 Zero the Hero - Cannibal Corpse

Black Sabbath and Growls don't work. I hate this just like I hate all of Cannibal Corpse - SoldierOfFortune

Black Sabbath Cover - christangrant

17 No Remorse - Cannibal Corpse

Metallica cover - christangrant

CC... The original is best - Lucretia

18 Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Children of Bodom

The Ramones cover - Metal_Treasure

19 Black Night - Deicide

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

20 The Exorcist - Cannibal Corpse

Possessed Cover - christangrant

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