When Metal Rocks Pop

Blog, Internet, Rock/Metal

Last month, I made a post about some of the atrocious Metallica covers out there on the interweb. This time I thought I’d post some great tracks where metal covers pop music (I’m not biased, honest!). Some of these are genius, here are my top three…

Korn – Another Brick in the Wall
On paper, it sounds awful. Surely Korn should never even go near Pink Floyd? I was pleasantly surprised by this one and right now, I want to go for a drive with this cranked up.

Listen to Korn cover ‘Another Brick in the Wall’

Volbeat – I Only Wanna Be With You
Now this I like. Two completely different genres of music and it works. Danish rock band Volbeat take on Dusty Springfield and win. Good for you – and your hairstyles…

Listen to Volbeat cover ‘I Only Wanna Be With You’

Firewind – Maniac
Now this is the Edam of pop covers. Let’s be honest, Firewind are as cheesy as it gets when it comes to metal, but put this with Michael Sembello’s 1983 classic ‘Maniac’ and you have white Stilton drizzled with Brie. I promise you two things. 1) You will really enjoy this. 2) You will need to wash afterwards. Enjoy.

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