Top 10 Cover Songs by Extreme Metal BandsOriginal songs can be metal or non-metal songs, extreme or non-extreme metal songs. But the band making the cover must be extreme.
Extreme metal bands are mostly thrash, death metal, black metal and some other smaller extreme metal subgenres.
Sometimes extreme bands change the original genre which often leads to debates.
The Top Ten
Bruce Dickinson sings this song very aggressively and screams the vocals almost all the time so Alexi Laiho just developed this vocal style a bit further. Instrumental part is great.
I don't like the growls Cradle of Filth added to Hallowed Be Thy Name because Hallowed Be Thy Name is mainly an introspective song. But Aces High isn't introspective and growls don't sound bad, in my opinion.
A very good Annihilator cover. This is coming from a massive Annihilator fan.
This time they made a cover without changing the original - it's almost note for note, unlike the HBTN cover where they got "creative" and the result wasn't very good.
Excellent cover, one of the best I have heard. Double bass matters (to me).
Extreme metal? oh
Yes, officially thrash is extreme metal. Reasons: fast, abrasive and aggressive. Havok are thrash.
A very good Deep Purple cover.
Yes, Metallica is definitely extreme metal.
My favorite The Beatles cover. Coroner are a thrash band.
I really like this Deep Purple cover.
Death metal cover of Accept. I like it. I think growls don't ruin it.
Elton John went thrash thanks to Flotsam & Jetsam.
Pretty good Deep Purple cover.
Death metal cover of Blind Guardian classic with additional vocals by Hansi Kursch.
I am very curious what cjWriter1997 thinks about this cover because Valhalla is his favorite Blind Guardian song.
I like this cover very much - it was a great idea to invite Hansi because his voice adds epicness to the cover.
I only wish they kept the brutality of the original riff - it's odd but the riff on the extreme version sounds less brutal. On the re-recorded Blind Guardian version of 2011-2012, the riff sounds even more brutal than their own original.
One of my favorite covers of Dio songs.
Britney Spears went death metal.
Deep Purple cover - I actually like it very much.
Iron Maiden cover. It's a controversial cover but I included it to see what you think. I know some people may not like it.
Another Thin Lizzy cover, it's more extreme than Megadeth version (this is death metal).
Another controversial cover (Deep Purple), with growls by Chris Barnes (ex-Cannibal Corpse).
A Thin Lizzy cover, not Slayer. It's a death metal version. I like this cover but prefer the version by Gamma Ray because Gamma Ray emphasized the great riff of the original song while Vader somewhat buried the riff under other things.