Top Ten Best Cover Versions of Thin Lizzy Songs


The Top Ten

1 Massacre - Iron Maiden

This song (esp. its riff) is awesome and Iron Maiden did a great job - their version is faster but it didn't butcher the song! - Metal_Treasure

2 Angel of Death - Gamma Ray

Angel Of Death is the best metal song by Thin Lizzy and this is its best cover version.
Gamma Ray - one of the top German metal bands and this cover proves it, too. - Metal_Treasure

3 Killer On the Loose - Paul Di'anno

Paul Di'Anno: ex-singer of Iron Maiden.
Love the original and this cover. - Metal_Treasure

4 Emerald - Mastodon

There's a very cool and extended instrumental section in Emerald and Mastodon got it right. - Metal_Treasure

5 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

Oh Yes, Amazing Cover.

It's not an original Thin Lizzy song but Metallica covered the rocked out version of Thin Lizzy, so it's eligible. Thin Lizzy did a rock cover of Lena Bourne Fish - the original isn't rock, it's an Irish folk song. - Metal_Treasure

6 Cold Sweat - Kalmah

Kalmah - a melodic death metal band. Formed in 1998, Finland. - Metal_Treasure

7 Cold Sweat - Megadeth

This was possibly the best song from Super Collider. Thin Lizzy is awesome. - IronSabbathPriest

@IronSabbathPriest, ha - believe it or not, I wrote about Super Collider that the album wasn't good and the best song on it was this Thin Lizzy cover. I'm really happy some other people notice the greatness of Thin Lizzy - a criminally underrated rock/metal band. - Metal_Treasure

8 Angel of Death - Vader

Some may say this version is "more metal" than Gamma Ray's rendition because of the death growls and additional darkness of Vader, which is true.

But there's one thing I don't like in Vader's cover - the original song has a great riff and Vader lost it, while Gamma Ray emphasized it. I also think that Gamma Ray solo is better. - Metal_Treasure

Vader is a death metal band from Poland, formed in 1983. They are still one of the best death metal bands. - Metal_Treasure

9 Thunder and Lightning - Gothic Slam

Gothic Slam was a thrash band formed in 1987 in New Jersey. Disbanded in 1993. - Metal_Treasure

10 Jailbreak - Anthrax

The Contenders

11 Thunder and Lightning - Assassin

Assassin was a heavy metal band formed in San Diego in 1983. - Metal_Treasure

12 Don't Believe a Word - Gary Moore

Gary Moore - the biggest Phil Lynott fan and his best friend. - Metal_Treasure

13 Chinatown - Bernie Shaw

Bernie Shaw is one of the Uriah Heep singers. Great vocals, awesome cover. - Metal_Treasure

14 Cowboy Song - Anthrax
15 Don't Believe a Word - Def Leppard
16 Cold Sweat - Sodom

Very very good - Metal_Treasure

17 The Sun Goes Down - Jorn Lande

One of the most beautiful Thin Lizzy songs and a beautiful version from Jorn. - Metal_Treasure

18 Emerald - Overkill
19 The Sun Goes Down - Sinner
20 Baby, Please Don't Go - Sinner
21 Opium Trail - John Norum
22 Killer On the Loose - Southbound
23 Don't Believe a Word - Octavia Sperati

An interesting rendition from her album "Grace Submerged (2007). - Metal_Treasure

24 It’s Only Money - Concrete Blonde

Good stuff!

25 Cowboy Song - Material Issue

Good stuff!

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
2. Cowboy Song - Anthrax
3. Cold Sweat - Megadeth
1. Massacre - Iron Maiden
2. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
3. Emerald - Mastodon
1. Angel of Death - Gamma Ray
2. Killer On the Loose - Paul Di'anno
3. Massacre - Iron Maiden

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