Last week, Alestorm proved to be more seaworthy than their American pirate metal rivals, Swashbuckle. Congrats to the Scots for taking 80% of the votes in last week’s Monday Metal Madness.
This week, you do not need to appreciate these bands to appreciate the covers they recorded. In my opinion, they are both awesome renditions of classic metal songs although one is much older than the other. Our battle is between Machine Head covering Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden and UK newcomers Evile covering Pantera’s Cemetery Gates. Both songs are outstanding; one covered by a veteran act and one a (relative) newcomer. Only one can win. What say you?