Top 10 Non-Metal Covers of Metal Songs

Non-metal genres give a different perspective to metal songs and often it's amazing because some music styles are really unexpected. Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 Nothing Else Matters - Gregorian Nothing Else Matters - Gregorian

Metallica cover, Gregorian chant style. - Metal_Treasure

2 Gates of Babylon - Flametal Gates of Babylon - Flametal

Rainbow flamenco cover - never expected to sound so good. - Metal_Treasure

3 Seek and Destroy - The Suspects

Besides the ska beat, there are 2 major differences - the brass section and the line "We love you all! ", which they added. LOL - Metal_Treasure

Metallica ska cover - that's lots of fun. Thrash and ska! - Metal_Treasure

This is...pretty good! It's the Ska beat that makes it though. - Britgirl

4 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Scott Lavender

Iron Maiden piano cover. Scott Lavender (conductor and pianist) has worked with the National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more. - Metal_Treasure

5 Fear of the Dark - Camille and Kennerly

Iron Maiden harp twins cover - cute twins play this. YouTube video is highly recommended. - Metal_Treasure

6 Master of Puppets - Wisecräcker

Metallica ska cover - again, it's fun fun fun. - Metal_Treasure

7 The Trooper - Vitamin String Quartet

Iron Maiden string cover. - Metal_Treasure

8 Aces High - Flametal

One of my favorite Maiden songs and covers on this list. - Metal_Treasure

9 Master of Puppets - Apocalyptica
10 Run to the Hills - Hellsongs

Iron Maiden cover - very beautiful and unexpected rendition. They made the song very slow but it's still amazing. Great female vox. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Raining Blood - Tori Amos

This and her cover of Eminem's '97 Bonnie and Clyde are proof that Tori Amos can cover anything. - JCHOW

12 The Unforgiven - Gregorian
13 Sails of Charon - Flametal

Sails of Charon is the best Scorpions song but it's very obscure. It's riff and solo (placed in the intro) are killers. Trust me.

I really respect Ben Woods from Flametal for knowing the good metal stuff. - Metal_Treasure

14 Brave New World - Ghostlines

An Iron Maiden cover by a band called Ghostlines. - IronSabbathPriest

Thanks for adding this IronSabbathPriest, it's really very good. - Metal_Treasure

15 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Vitamin String Quartet
16 The Bard's Song - Camille and Kennerly

Blind Guardian acoustic ballad on harp twins. - Metal_Treasure

17 Symphony of Destruction - Hellsongs
18 The Trooper - Scott Lavender
19 I Am a Viking - Flametal

I love this Yngwie cover (and the original, too). - Metal_Treasure

20 Engel - Gregorian
21 Breaking the Law - Motörhead
22 Nothing Else Matters - Shakira
23 Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash

Soundgarden is a Metal band according to Metal Archives and I would consider this song to be a Metal song and Johnny Cash turned it into a Country Rock song - christangrant

Rusty Cage by Soundgarden doesn't sound like a metal song but Johnny Cash rendition is interesting. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Nothing Else Matters - Gregorian
2. Gates of Babylon - Flametal
3. Seek and Destroy - The Suspects


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