Best Cover Songs by Northern KingsNorthern Kings are a Finnish metal cover supergroup, made up of four singers you probably already know:
Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Ahola)
Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (Charon, Harmaja).
They released two albums - in 2007 and 2008. Most of their covers use symphonic metal style but not only. These guys were really very creative - their new arrangements changed significantly the originals but I like most of these changes. They turned fast songs into slow songs and vice versa.
The Top Ten
Tina Turner symphonic metal cover. Vox - all singers.
One of the most impressive and crafted metal covers I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure
Jarkko's voice is just amazing in this one!
Cutting Crew cover. Vox and new arrangement - Jarkko Ahola.
He turned this fast rock song into a beautiful and epic ballad. This guy is an amazing singer and musician with great music instincts. - Metal_Treasure
Electric Light Orchestra cover. Vox and new arrangement - Jarkko Ahola.
His vocals are oh my god from start to finish, esp. the intro and 2:55-3:05! - Metal_Treasure
Seal symphonic metal cover. Vox - all singers. Nice video to this song. - Metal_Treasure
Billy Idol cover. Vox and new arrangement - Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto.
This singer's got one of the lowest voices in metal. The orignal song is relatively fast but this guy used slow doom style to make the cover sound different. Awesome cover version. - Metal_Treasure
Prince / Sinéad O'Connor cover. Vox - Tony Kakko. - Metal_Treasure
Frank Sinatra cover. Vox - Jarkko Ahola.
Note from the band: Instrumentals incorporate elements of Queen's "The Show Must Go On". - Metal_Treasure
Radiohead doom cover. Vox and new arrangement - Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto.
The original song is sad enough but this cover added even more darkness. - Metal_Treasure
Kylie Minogue cover. Vox - Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto and Jarkko Ahola.
One of the cheesiest pop songs of all time now sounds like one of the darkest songs ever. - Metal_Treasure
Vince DiCola cover, from the film Rocky IV (Instrumental) - Metal_Treasure
Dire Straits cover. Vox - Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto. - Metal_Treasure
Depeche Mode cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure
Duran Duran cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure
Lionel Richie cover. Vox - Jarkko Ahola. This ballad isn’t a ballad anymore... - Metal_Treasure
Peter Gabriel cover. Vox - Tony Kakko - Metal_Treasure
Journey cover. Vox - Marco Hietala. - Metal_Treasure