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Expedience
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:39 pm 
 

Not sure if this has been done before - I did a search but didn't turn up anything.

Can anyone give me some covers of metal songs adapted by rock or pop bands? It doesn't have to be good - anything will do. However I don't want 1:1 adaptations copying the song, in fact the more different the better. Essentially, it shouldn't sound like a metal song. Doesn't have to be rock/pop either - any other genre than the heavy ones.

This is more like what I'm after:

Number of the Beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6RWZRgQwz8

No stupid "Idol" contests like this and no bedroom covers either please.

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MaelstromMind
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:09 am 
 

There's a band called Hellsongs that is purely devoted to doing mellow/pop versions of metal songs

Seasons in the Abyss - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LOarjz5EeY

Here's an indie pop duo performing Rainbow in the Dark - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoHTAluVoyo
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balbulus
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:44 am 
 

Not rock or pop, but are you aware of Rondellus, an Estonian early music group who released an album of Black Sabbath covers? Fantastic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX2y51ixsu8
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:15 am 
 

Combo De La Muerte - Tropical Steel (2008)
http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Tropical+Steel/1404566
tropical jazz versions

Erik Hinds - Reign In Blood (2005)
http://www.allmusic.com/album/reign-in- ... 0000490316 (sample)
instrumental experimental acoustic version
http://i.imgur.com/XcBvF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YbJEl.jpg
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Expedience
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:12 pm 
 

I'm loving these. All great suggestions.

That Hellsongs rendition is totally unrecognisable as Slayer were it not for the lyrics.

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Christ_ins_anity
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 pm 
 

Check Richard Cheese cover versions; The guy is hilarious and the band is great!

People = Shit (WAY better that the original by the way)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjveFZaGMpw

Bohemian Rhapsody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuxfihubiU

Also, check Hayseed Dixie, they make bluegrass and country covers of rock songs and original songs(They call their style "Rockgrass):

Ace Of Spades
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xxh492o2aM

Highway To Hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htlT8zj0wcg

Hope you enjoy them!

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Against Such Things
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:44 pm 
 

Not a band per se, but Andy Rehfeldt posts various songs (metal and pop), and rearranges them into a different style. Most of his metal covers are into "radio disney", with a few jazzier ones popping up.
Slayer - Angel of Death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHo6I_AFCzo
Behemoth - Demigod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E92zCs4sWto

Since then, other people have done the same thing

Pantera- Domination http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNN_Ew1Emlg
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MaelstromMind
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:58 pm 
 

Forgot to mention The Mountain Goats recently perfomed a set of metal covers.

This Nightwish song (Bare Grace Misery) is the only one I could find posted to Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=606h21hrc9s

They apparently covered a Gorguts song as well, which would be interesting to hear.
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Ferturi
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
 

Check out Slaughter of the Bluegrass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVkPwdn7QEY
They play bluegrass covers of melodeath songs and do it very well.

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Tired
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:32 am 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T9OPdcN5Ss

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Expedience
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:39 am 
 

Ferturi wrote:
Check out Slaughter of the Bluegrass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVkPwdn7QEY
They play bluegrass covers of melodeath songs and do it very well.


Enjoying this very much. I never thought bluegrass and melodeath would go together so well. Thankyou!

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:59 am 
 

Maiden united have done acoustic covers of Iron Maiden songs, and Anneke Van Giersbergen sings on some of them (wasted years and another one)

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GravityLapse
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:34 am 
 

Tori Amos has covered Raining Blood, and Chelsea Wolfe has covered Spell of Destruction (Burzum). There's also this band called Acoustic Front that does death metal covers in sort of a lounge/swing style, here's one of them playing Autopsy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZllceJIc7jM.

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:11 am 
 

Folkearth and Folkodia have done a couple albums that're non-metal versions of songs on previous albums.
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iriki
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:08 am 
 

Feist and Mastodon have an split, both covering each other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4gas7avTLY

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Liquid_Braino
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:54 pm 
 

The Cardigans have done Twiggy-style lounge covers of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Iron Man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR3lCY_oIuU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3gQSPMHPm0

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:00 pm 
 

No mention of Pat Boone? For shame!
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