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Awesome Covertunes


It’s always nice when a band plays tribute to some of their influences.  So I’ve compiled a list of 10 covertunes that are really, really, really wicked good.  Personally, covertunes should be done one of two ways; either cover the song exactly for what how it was intended or completely remake it, but keep it at least recognizable as a tribute song.  Anywhere in the middle is usually blah…

So here is my list of 10 covertunes that bring an older song back to life.

Bullet For My Valentine – Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Original by Metallica

Faith No More – Easy - Original by The Commodore’s

Five Finger Death Punch - Bad Company - Original by Bad Company

Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver - Original by Dio

Machine Head - Hallowed Be Thy Name - Original by Iron Maiden

Trivium – Master of Puppets - Original by Metallica

Chimaira – Disposable Heroes - Original by Metallica

Hatebreed – Ghost of War - Original by Slayer

The Bronx Casket Company – My Way - Original by Frank Sinatra

DevilDriver – Wasted Years - Original by Iron Maiden

It looks to me like a good pool of songs to cover were originally recorded by either Metallica or Iron Maiden.  There are many more covertunes that could have made this list, but these are the ones that stuck out for me the most.  I could probably easily redo this list with 10 other songs.  You know what, lets extend it out five more songs…here goes.

Susperia – Lack of Comprehension - Original by Death

Machine Head – Message in a Bottle - Original by The Police

Queensryche – Synchronicity II - Original by The Police

Children of Bodom – Hell is for Children - Original by Pat Benetar

Dream Theater – Comfortably Numb - Original by Pink Floyd

If you know more covertunes that deserve special attention please let us know.   I’m going to stop now before I go another five…