Best Metal Cover Songs

The best classic heavy/thrash metal songs covered by modern metal bands.
The Top Ten
1 Painkiller - Death

Not all that modern, but that doesn't make it any less awesome! Chuck's voice sounds mind-blowing. The highs are much very close to if not better than Rob Halford. No disrespect to the Metal God, but the Father of Death Metal really nailed this song

The drum intro is much more aggresive and energetic than the original, and Chuck is the only one who could properly pay tribute to Rob Halford like he did.

Even nails on a chalkboard is better than the Holy Diver cover really.

2 Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

Sorry but this is one of the worst covers EVER. Starts off OK, then the crappy chug-chug guitars come in... and then the screams... and before you know it its single-handedly destroyed everything that made the original great. Absolutely abysmal. These crap talentless metalcore bands should never cover anything because they ruin everything they come 10 feet near.

Yeah, this cover really is trash. Killswitch Engage is amazing, but Howard's voice just isn't meant for this type of song.

This is the best metal cover ever! A must listen if you haven't heard it yet!

3 Master of Puppets - Trivium
4 Dream On - Ronnie James Dio & Yngwie Malmsteen
5 Am I Evil? - Metallica
6 Walk - Avenged Sevenfold

Lame Pantera cover, Go listen to the cover of Strength Beyond Strength by Sylosis much better cover

7 Would? - Opeth
8 Angel of Death - Carnifex

Awesome cover Carnifex is definitely the best Deathcore band

9 No Quarter - Tool
10 Circle of the Tyrants - Opeth
The Contenders
11 Flash of the Blade - Avenged Sevenfold
12 Electric Eye - As I Lay Dying
13 Don't Talk to Strangers - Blind Guardian
14 Aces High - Children of Bodom
15 War Pigs - Faith No More
16 Symphony of Destruction - Paul Di'ano & Jeriko
17 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head

I honestly think this version destroys the Cradle of Filth one. I feel that CoF gave this song too much unnecessary aggression.

Agreed, I'd go with Machine Head and not with Cradle of Filth, too, because growls are done tastefully here by R. Flynn (not overdone).

18 Whip It - Love and Death
19 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

Are you kidding me!? 27! This has to be one of the most iconic metal cover songs ever.

20 Rumor Has It - Mushroomhead
21 Creeping Death - Bullet for My Valentine
22 Silent Scream - Children of Bodom
23 Another Brick in the Wall - Korn
24 Crazy Train - Bullet for My Valentine

They are metal, metalcore, a subgenre of extreme metal.

25 Paranoid - Megadeth

Dave's voice actually suits this song really well. Great cover of a great song.

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