Top 10 Cover Songs by Death Metal BandsDeath 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.
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.
A great Venom cover, in my opinion.
Metallica cover (the original is probably the heaviest Metallica song)
Celtic Frost cover. Possibly the best Celtic Frost cover.
Iron Maiden cover. This is one of the fastest and most aggressive Iron Maiden songs. I think Children of Bodom cover developed the original to its logical and natural direction but I know some Iron Maiden fans don't like the cover.
Vader are one of the best metal bands for covers.
Excellent Thin Lizzy cover.
Many metal bands love Thin Lizzy and made covers - Metallica, Megadeth, Vader, Gamma Ray, Mastodon, and many more.
Celtic Frost cover (the original is one of my favorite songs by Celtic Frost)
Originally by Accept. Transition to death growls sounds natural to me in this cover.
Black Sabbath cover. My favorite song with Ozzy.
Blind Guardian went extreme. The result sounds like melodic death metal.
Original singer Hansi Kürsch was invited to provide additional clean vocals. Besides, Hansi performed 3 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 to experiments in music - this cover in particular explored the potential of the original to be made in a different style (extreme genre).
A song originally by Alice In Chains.
Cacophony cover (originally a neo-classical metal instrumental by Cacophony, I.e. Marty Friedman and Jason Becker).
Black Sabbath and Growls don't work. I hate this just like I hate all of Cannibal Corpse
Deep Purple cover. It's a ballad I love a lot.
Deep Purple BRUTAL cover. I kinda 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.
Bee Gees death metal cover. Sounds very funny.
Donna Summer death metal cover.