Top 10 Best Rock and Metal Albums that Consist Mostly of Cover Songs

These are Cover albums which most if not all the songs are covers. Bands usually do this to pay tribute to the artists that influenced them and to show that they could play their songs as well and sometimes improve them or make them better than the original. and this could be for any album that mostly consists of covers Tribute albums by one artist or by many artists

The Top Ten

1 Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life - Various Artists

Not only are all the covers great this album also helped in research for curing cancer

Best Covers: All of Them - christangrant

2 Garage Inc. - Metallica

Two CDs of covers and all of them are great some are better than others but none of themm are bad:

Best Covers: Stone Cold Crazy, Am I Evil? Whiskey in the Jar, Mercyful Fate Medley, Overkill, So What, Turn the Page, Breadfan - christangrant

3 Dio - Jorn

A album that consists of covers of Dio songs a lot of them are really great. - christangrant

4 Future of the Past - Vader
5 Skeletons in the Closet - Children of Bodom
6 Future of the Past II - Hell in the East - Vader
7 Under Cover - Motorhead

A Collection of Motorhead's Best Covers. (Note there is also a Ozzy cover album of the same name)

Best Covers: Hellraiser, Whiplash, Breaking the Law, God Save the Queen - christangrant

8 Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple's Machine Head - Various Artists

A tribute album to Deep Purple

Best Covers: When A Blind Man Cries, Highway Star, Space Truckin' - christangrant

9 The Forgotten Tales - Blind Guardian

About half of the songs are covers and the other half are versions of their own songs. Best covers:
Don't Talk to Strangers (Dio)
Beyond the Realms of Death (Judas Priest)
The Wizard (Uriah Heep)
Hallelujah (Deep Purple)
Barbara Ann / Long Tall Sally (The Regents / Little Richard)
Surfin' U.S.A. (The Beach Boys) - Metal_Treasure

10 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater

4/5 songs on this album are live covers/ medleys of songs plus one original song the title track

Best Covers, The Big Medley, Led Zeppelin Medley, Perfect Strangers - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Nativity in Black - Various Artists

A collection of covers of Ozzy era Black Sabbath songs

Best Covers: Paranoid, Black Sabbath, Iron Man, Symptom of the Universe - christangrant

12 Undisputed Attitude - Slayer

A great fusion of Thrash Metal and Hardcore Punk music all but one song on this album are covers and the one original song is great.

Best Covers: Guilty of Being White, can't Stand You, Disintegration / Free Money, Drunk Drivers Against Mad Mothers - christangrant

13 Holy Dio: A Tribute to the Voice of Metal Ronnie James Dio - Various Artists

An album with covers only, released in 2000. Best covers:
Don't Talk to Strangers - Blind Guardian
Holy Diver - Holy Mother
Sign of the Southern Cross - Fates Warning
Man on the Silver Mountain - Hammerfall
Egypt (The Chains are On) - Doro
Rainbow Eyes - Catch the Rainbow
Neon Knights - Steel Prophet - Metal_Treasure

14 The Anatomy Of - Between the Buried and Me

Covers album of the band's various influences. The best one on it, in my opinion, is the Territory cover. - cjWriter1997

15 Coverkill - Overkill

Best Covers: Overkill, Tyrant, Space Truckin' - christangrant

16 Anthems - Anthrax

It's only a Ep with two orginal songs on it but the rest are covers really good covers.

Best Covers: Jailbreak, T.N.T., Smokin' - christangrant

17 Tribute to the Gods - Iced Earth

Best Covers: Hallowed Be Thy Name, Black Sabbath, It's a Long Way to the Top, Highway to Hell, The Number of the Beast - christangrant

18 Nativity in Black II - Various Artists

Best Covers: Electric Funeral, Hand of Doom - christangrant

19 Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden - Various Artists

Best Covers: Remember Tomorrow, Wasted Years, The Trooper, To Tame A Land, Iron Maiden and of course Hallowed Be Thy Name - christangrant

20 Twisted Forever - Various Artists

Best Covers: Shoot 'em Down, Destroyer, Under the Blade, We're Not Gonna Take It - christangrant

21 A Tribute to Judas Priest: Legends of Metal Volume 1 - Various Artists

Best Covers: The Hellion/Electric Eye, The Ripper, Victim of Changes, Rapid Fire, You've Got Another Thing Comin' - christangrant

22 A Tribute to Judas Priest: Legends of Metal Volume 2 - Various Artists

Best Covers: The Ripper, Beyond the Realms of Death, Exciter, Grinder, Tyrant - christangrant

23 Hell Bent Forever: A Tribute to Judas Priest - Various Artists

Best Covers: Breaking the Law, Metal Gods, Exciter, Screaming for Vengeance - christangrant

24 A Tribute to the Four Horsemen - Various Artists

Best Covers: Seek & Destroy, Whiplash, Phantom Lord - christangrant

25 Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute - Various Artists

Best Covers: Whiplash, Trapped Under Ice, Creeping Death - christangrant

26 A Tribute to the Priest - Various Artists

Best Covers: Painkiller, Hell Bent for Leather, Metal Gods, Screaming for Vengeance - christangrant

27 Yeah! - Def Leppard
28 The Covering - Stryper

Best Covers: Heaven and Hell, Highway Star, Over the Mountain, Blackout, The Trooper, Immigrant Song, Shout it Out Loud, Breaking the Law, Carry On Wayward Son - christangrant

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