Top 10 Cover Songs by Thrash Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

Thin Lizzy cover, although Thin Lizzy song was also a cover - Metal_Treasure

2 Children of the Grave - Havok Children of the Grave - Havok

Black Sabbath cover / Ozzy era.
That double bass drumming Havok added makes a whole lotta difference (play the sample). - Metal_Treasure

3 Am I Evil? - Metallica Am I Evil? - Metallica

Diamond Head cover. - Metal_Treasure

4 Highway Star - Metal Church

Deep Purple cover. I love it, yeah! They even sped it up. And the screams are pretty good, too. - Metal_Treasure

5 Turn the Page - Metallica

Bob Seger cover. Awesome rendition, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

6 Saturday Night's Alright - Flotsam & Jetsam

Elton John cover. I never expected this combination to work. But it did. At least for me. I like Elton John, this song and the cover. - Metal_Treasure

This cover is so cool. I love it.

7 Space Truckin' - Overkill

Deep Purple cover. I love it. - Metal_Treasure

8 Neon Knights - Anthrax

Black Sabbath cover / Dio era - Metal_Treasure

9 Cold Sweat - Megadeth

Thin Lizzy cover. The best song on Super Collider, LOL. And the best cover song by Megadeth (Megadeth and Slayer aren't very good at covers). - Metal_Treasure

10 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Coroner

Wow, great song. Really fits the original mood while still changing the sound. Great. - JoLeKosovo

My favorite The Beatles cover. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica

Queen cover - Metallica got it right: Stone Cold Crazy was the first proto-thrash metal song. Yup, Queen did it. - Metal_Treasure

12 Ronnie Rising Medley - Metallica

A medley that included 4 Rainbow songs (Dio era) but Metallica covered almost entirely only Kill The King, the fastest and most aggressive metal song of the 70s.
(the sample plays A Light In The Black, perhaps my fave Rainbow song. Metallica got it right, again) - Metal_Treasure

13 Cold Sweat - Sodom

Thin Lizzy cover. Very good. - Metal_Treasure

14 Loverman - Metallica

This one is very very good. I think it's better than the original - Metal_Treasure

15 Antisocial - Anthrax
16 Got the Time - Anthrax
17 Surfin' Bird - Sodom

Possibly the funniest cover on this list - Metal_Treasure

18 Crash Course in Brain Surgery - Metallica

Metallica did a very good job with this song in my opinion.

19 Jailbreak - Anthrax

Thin Lizzy cover. - Metal_Treasure

20 Anarchy in the U.K. - Megadeth
21 Cowboy Song - Anthrax

Thin Lizzy cover.
As you see, thrash metal bands love Thin Lizzy (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Sodom, and some other thrash bands covered Thin Lizzy). - Metal_Treasure

22 When a Blind Man Cries - Metallica

Deep Purple cover. - Metal_Treasure

23 Heavy Metal Maniac - Annihilator

Exciter cover - Metal_Treasure

24 Hell Bent for Leather - Annihilator

Judas Priest cover - Metal_Treasure

25 Thunder and Lightning - Gothic Slam

Thin Lizzy cover. - Metal_Treasure

26 So What - Metallica
27 Breadfan - Metallica

Budgie cover - Metal_Treasure

28 Tuesday's Gone - Metallica

Lynyrd Skynyrd cover - Metal_Treasure

29 Phantom Lord - Anthrax

Metallica cover. - Metal_Treasure

30 Smoke on the Water - Sepultura

Deep Purple cover. - Metal_Treasure

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