Top 10 Cover Songs by Death Metal Bands

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

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


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

It's too funny not to vote for - kempokid

Britney Spears death metal cover, LOL. - Metal_Treasure

5 Circle of the Tyrants - Opeth

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

6 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

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 Balls to the Wall - Amon Amarth

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

9 Raining Blood - Vader

Vader are one of the best metal bands for covers. - Metal_Treasure

Slayer Cover - christangrant

10 Circle of the Tyrants - Obituary

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

The Contenders

11 God of Thunder - Death

Kiss Cover - christangrant

12 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

13 Children of the Grave - Amon Amarth

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

14 No Remorse - Cannibal Corpse

Metallica cover - christangrant

15 Concerto - Obscura

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

16 Zero the Hero
17 Would? - Opeth

A song originally by Alice In Chains. - Metal_Treasure

18 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

19 Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Children of Bodom

The Ramones cover - Metal_Treasure

20 I Feel You - Vader
21 Breaking the Law - Arch Enemy
22 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

23 The Exorcist - Cannibal Corpse

Possessed Cover - christangrant

24 Demon's Night - Cannibal Corpse

Accept Cover - christangrant

25 Angel of Death - Vader

Thin Lizzy cover and not Slayer. - Metal_Treasure

26 Smoke on the Water - Six Feet Under

Deep Purple BRUTAL cover. - Metal_Treasure

27 Black Sabbath - Vader
28 No Commands - Children of Bodom
29 Lookin' Out My Back Door - Children of Bodom

Creedence Clearwater Revival cover. Children of Bodom were just having some fun. - Metal_Treasure

30 Bed of Nails - Children of Bodom

Originally by Alice Cooper. - Metal_Treasure

31 Talk Dirty to Me - Children of Bodom

Haha, you know the original by Poison, eh? Enjoy this cover version. - Metal_Treasure

32 She is Beautiful - Children of Bodom

Andrew W.K. cover. - Metal_Treasure

33 Soldier of Fortune - Opeth

Deep Purple cover. It's a ballad I love a lot. - Metal_Treasure

34 Stayin' Alive - Ten Masked Men

Bee Gees death metal cover. Sounds very funny. - Metal_Treasure

35 Hot Stuff - Ten Masked Men

Donna Summer death metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

36 Sex Bomb - Ten Masked Men

Tom Jones death metal cover. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Painkiller - Death
2. Circle of the Tyrants - Opeth
3. Black Metal - Vader
1. Painkiller - Death
2. Raining Blood - Vader
3. Black Metal - Vader


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