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topic speaks for it self name your best covers ever ill start with mine

1. wolf - dont fear the reaper
2. seven witches - metal daze
3. gamma ray - long live rock and roll
4. sacred steel - battle cry
5. mercyfull fate - the ripper

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Those 5 that sacreddeath stated are all very good, but in all 5 cases I prefer the original. Got to state a couple obvious ones where the cover was far better than the original, Judas Priest "Diamonds and Rust" and "Green Manalishi".
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Gamma Ray - almost every cover they've done
Sentenced - The Trooper
Dawnbringer - Untold (A medley of Omen's Last Rites and Battle Cry)
Blind Guardian - Don't Break the Circle and Trial By Fire
Not Fragile - Victim of States Power, Extermination Day, Because the Night
Rage - Fast as a Shark
Vintersorg - Rainbow Demon
Agressor - Mozart's Turkish March (they also do a pretty good cover of King Diamond's Welcome Home)
Cirith Ungol - Bach's Toccata in D minor
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Not that big fan of covers, but two come to mind quickly:
Sinner - Rebel Yell
U.D.O - Lovemachine

and yea that above mentioned Rage - Fast As A Shark
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sacreddeath wrote:topic speaks for it self name your best covers ever ill start with mine

1. wolf - dont fear the reaper
2. seven witches - metal daze
3. gamma ray - long live rock and roll
4. sacred steel - battle cry
5. mercyfull fate - the ripper

name yours (vking1)



Seven Witches covered Metal Daze ? Very curious, hope I can find that on You Tube.

And indeed : most covers cannot top the original.
But yes Witchcross, there are exceptions and you gave two perfect examples.
Gonna run cross my collection to search a few myself...
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I love the BEATLES, but just listened again to Realm's Endless War, and the version of Eleanore Rigby there just smokes.
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I honour The Beatles as fantastic songwriters while I think there performance is lacking, too tame and technically limited. So there are a bunch of covers of them, who suit me better than the original. "Eleanor Rigby" certainly is the most covered Beatlessong in the metalscene, that violin-theme is just perfect to showcase the abilities of a guitarplayer.

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At Vance - The Winner Takes It All
Moonsorrow - For Whom The Bell Tolls
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It's not really metal, but Me First and the Gimme Gimmes certainly know their covers!

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The album "A tribute to the gods" by "Iced Earth " is great compilation
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There's a lot of great album covers! My favorites are:

-Unveiling The Wicked, Violence & Force and Heavy Metal Maniac from Exciter
- High Power - High Power
- Wicked Witch - Olde Smoke
- Almost all of the demos from Swedish Death Metal
- Heavy Load - Monsters Of The Night
- Death SS - Black Mass
- Torch - Warlock
-Demolition Hammer - Torture Existence

And a thousand more! I can say that i'm proud from the quality of too many bands of heavy metal that have the best music and the best covers. It's for that thing that I'm glad of hear it.
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Orgasmatron by sepultura

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repugnant_doom wrote:There's a lot of great album covers! My favorites are:

-Unveiling The Wicked, Violence & Force and Heavy Metal Maniac from Exciter
- High Power - High Power
- Wicked Witch - Olde Smoke
- Almost all of the demos from Swedish Death Metal
- Heavy Load - Monsters Of The Night
- Death SS - Black Mass
- Torch - Warlock
-Demolition Hammer - Torture Existence

And a thousand more! I can say that i'm proud from the quality of too many bands of heavy metal that have the best music and the best covers. It's for that thing that I'm glad of hear it.



I think you may have misunderstood there man. This topic is about bands playing covers, not the actual covers of vinyls/cd'... For example : Girlschool covered the song 'Tush' from ZZ top... That kind of covers...
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madbutcher wrote:Orgasmatron by sepultura

ACE!
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Heathen "Kill the King"
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"Better by you better then me" by Judas Priest
"American Women" by Krokus
"You really got me" by Van Halen
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Just listen Styx : Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull's cover)
Better than Megadeth or Helloween's cover of the same song!
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Wrathchild America - Time
Voivod - Astronomy Domine

I'm not a Pink Floyd fan but I loved those 2 covers.
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darkness-death squad
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Judas Priest - better by you, better than my (spooky tooth)
Judas Priest - the green manalishi (fleetwood Mac)
judas priest - diamonds and rust (joan baez)
Sinner - rebel Yell (billy idol)
Sacred Steel - battle cry (omen)
Iced Earth - dead babies (alice cooper)
Bewitched - let the blood run red (thor)
Virgin Steele - desert plains (judas priest)
Rage - fast as a shark (accept)
Samael - I Love the Dead (alice cooper)
Helloween - i stole your love (kiss)
Morgana Lefay - Lost reflection (crimson glory)
Cirith Ungol - fire (Arthur Brown)

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