Top 10 Cover Songs by Death Metal Bands

Death metal bands have 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

Excellent Judas Priest cover. But I know some Judas Priest fans don't like it, mostly for the death growls.

I knew this would be number one.

2 Circle of the Tyrants - Opeth

Celtic Frost cover. Possibly the best Celtic Frost cover.

3 Black Metal - Vader

A great Venom cover, in my opinion.

4 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's cover developed the original to its logical and natural direction, but I know some Iron Maiden fans don't like the cover.

5 Fight Fire with Fire - Vader

Metallica cover (the original is probably the heaviest Metallica song).

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

8 Balls to the Wall - Amon Amarth

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

9 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 three 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 of experiments in music. This cover, in particular, explored the potential of the original to be made in a different style (extreme genre).

10 Circle of the Tyrants - Obituary

This cover is just so amazing!

Celtic Frost cover (the original is one of my favourite songs by Celtic Frost).

The Contenders
11 God of Thunder - Death
12 Concerto - Obscura

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

13 Roundabout - Allegaeon
14 Valhalla - Numenor
15 Would? - Opeth

A song originally by Alice in Chains.

16 No Remorse - Cannibal Corpse
17 Soldier of Fortune - Opeth

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

18 Zero the Hero
19 Raining Blood - Vader

Vader are one of the best metal bands for covers.

20 Zero the Hero - Cannibal Corpse
21 Somebody Put Something in My Drink - Children of Bodom
22 Black Night - Deicide

Deep Purple brutal cover. I kind of 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.

23 The Exorcist - Cannibal Corpse
24 No Commands - Children of Bodom
25 Lookin' Out My Back Door - Children of Bodom

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

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