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Cover songs that improve on the original

Discussion in 'RC' started by Tranquillian, May 28, 2005.

  1. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    It's not very often that a cover song improves on the original version. But sometimes I find covers that I prefer to the original.

    Naglfar - Dawn of eternity
    (Originally by Massacre on "From Beyond")

    It must be the production that does it because this is so much heavier and brutal on Naglfar's version.

    Dark Fortress - Endtime (Originally by Katatonia on Brave murder day)

    I don't know what they did to it, but it's longer than the original and just better.

    Emperor - Cromlech (Originally by Darkthrone on Soulside Journey)

    The production does it again, plus they play it faster. A great song made even better.

    I could go on but now I want to hear your suggestions.
     
  2. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    None really come to mind.

    However, I will say that I like Arch Enemy's "Kill with Power" and Children of Bodom's "Bed of Nails" as much as the Manowar and Alice Cooper originals.

    Sebastian Bach did a great job with "Children of the Damned", as expected.

    Also, The Four Horsemen > Mechanix :D
     
  3. Erik

    Erik New Metal Member

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    Nokturnal Mortum "Thurisaz" (orig Graveland)

    The folk instrumentation adds a lot, and the vocals are done with such emotion... Awesome stuff.
     
  4. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watch Tower
    Type O Negatave - Black Sabbath

    That's probably about it.
     
  5. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I know. :erk: It's the only Sabbath cover that I really do find better than the original, out of the 429298t9487u9owiejflkjlsfuyo8ijlksdyuoi24j479874242 I've heard.
     
  6. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    Entombed - Under the sun, just because it's heavy as FUCK.
     
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    Agalloch - kneel to the cross
    Watain - When heavens end
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Sigrblot - Commie Scum
     
  9. Mormagil

    Mormagil bring back the corvee

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    I'm intrigued.
     
  10. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    No no NO!!!!!!!!! Dave Mustaine = THRASH SPEED POWER = gooooooooood!!!!!! = BETTER THAN METALLICA!!!

    Metal MAKES US STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STRONGER!!!!!!!!! STROOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fuck yeah! :headbang:
     
  11. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Megadeth > Metallica
    and
    Ellefson > Burton
    but
    Four Horsemen > Mechanix
    because of Burton's marvelous middle section
     
  12. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

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    Which is about the only thing people remember him for cos it's the only thing you can hear him playing on? :rolleyes:
     
  13. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    Yeah, Burton sure got a bum mix for someone that was seemingly loved so much.

    I'd totally buy remasters of the first three Metallica albums if they fixed that major glitch. Don't give a shit about Justice, those basslines were shit anyhow. Mercy killing. :p
     
  14. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    This may infuriate some, but anything Nevermore's covered. Sounds of Silence, especially the lyrics, sounds much more threatening when taken out of their original context, and I know some Priest fans won't forgive them for what they did to Love Bites, but their version kills.
     
  15. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    Cue legions of Newsted fans (both of them) screaming, "but but Flotsam and Je....". SHUT UP. He is crap.
     
  16. IOfTheStorm

    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    Oh no no.. this is.. the WORST COVER EVER (maybe). How do you destroy such a beautiful melodic song and make just a "headbanging hymn". In contrast to Heir Apparent's cover on sound of silence, which RULES, AND EVERYONE SHOULD DOWNLOAD IT.
    Also download (on topic):
    Depressive Age - Small Town Boy
    Voivod - Astronomy Domine
     
  17. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Fuck you. You're fucking ghey! o_O
     
  18. DE

    DE vote bnp

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    what where is this what album is it on?!
     
  19. Thanatopsis123

    Thanatopsis123 白鬼

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    Nocternity - Pagan Poetry. Better than Bjork's version.
     
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    I do believe that it's on Marble Moon/Return of the Vampire Lord...
     

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