A couple of weeks ago, we had our very first War Of The Covers which pinned UK Metal band Malefice against French groove/death metal band Trepalium as we decided who covered Pantera’s I’m Broken better. Unfortunately for Malefice, everyone overwhelmingly thought that Trepalium’s version of the track was better. For this week’s War Of The Covers, we are exploring a cover from a band that is in the news right now for all the wrong reasons after the way they opened the year up. Apparently, Metallica is in the news right now because they are being accused of stealing a riff from an 80’s death metal band named Incubus on one of the tracks on their latest effort Hardwired… To Self Destruct. Whether that fact is true or not, there is no denying that Metallica is one of the greatest metal bands of all time (I said one of, not the). They have written some iconic material in albums like Kill Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, and …And Justice For All. As a fan of music and metal, there is no denying that fact and the fact that they have influenced countless metal bands over the years. That is why I chose them because some amazing bands have covered Metallica over the years and I think we have a good one here. In 2005, if you had the Japanese version of Gojira’s amazing album From Mars To Sirius, then you noticed that the band covered the Ride The Lightning track Escape. Fast forward to 2009, hardcore metal giants Hatebreed released an all covers album entitled For The Lions which featured them covering the Lightning gem Escape as well. Now it is up to you guys to decide who covered it better? You have until the next post to decide.
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Over the past year, we have seen all types of covers on the internet of amazing metal songs covered with non metal instruments. We have ukulele covers of Slayer, bluegrass covers of Iron Maiden and Slayer, and now we have a medieval cover of a Metallica song. Unlike all of the other covers which were discovered on Youtube, this one was on a TV show on live television in Belarus. The show was called Legends Live and it was aired on Belarus’s OHT channel where Stary Olsa played One by Metallica which was off of the band’s 1987 hit …And Justice For All. The band’s interpretation of the song is off the hook especially the way one of the players plays the Kirk Hammett’s opening part on a recorder. Unfortunately, I was wondering how the band was going to cover the high octane part with the famous double bass assault by Lars, but they cut the song short to Three minutes and some change. Not to fear though because you should watch this just to be amazed. So, check out Stary Olsa’s cover below:
Tags: And Justice For All, Blackened, Bullet For My Valentine, Cover Of The Week, Cover Song, Covers, ESP Guitars, Gus Sinaro, Judgement Day (The Aftermath), Megadeth, Melodic Metal, Metal, Metallica, music, Nick Bellmore, Symphony Of Malice, Thrash Metal, Trivium
When deciding what song to cover, it’s a tricky and hard decision to make if you’re in a band. In one corner, you are thinking who hasn’t covered what song from one of your favorite artists? Is the track you’re thinking of an iconic track from the band or one of those deep catalog tracks? When you have narrowed down the tracks that you would like to cover, you are wondering if you’re going to do the track justice because you’ve just realized that you have picked a track from an Iconic metal band. The name of the band is Symphony Of Malice from Connecticut and they decided to cover Blackened from thrash metal titans Metallica’s …And Justice For All album. Gus Sinaro, who was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil started Symphony Of Malice back in 2008 when he took charge being the lead vocalist/guitarist who draws a lot of his influences from thrash metal bands like Metallica, Megadeth, and some of the newer bands like Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine. Gus performs all lead, rhythm guitars on this track and he also records the bass parts with Nick Bellmore. They kept the beginning the same and they showcase the same fury that Metallica did when they recorded the song. I know its hard to choose a great Metallica cover considering every metal band that’s up and coming has covered Metallica at one time or another, but this is amazing. They do an amazing job covering the song as I said, but one thing I noticed about the track is how similar sounding they are to Trivium and how Matt Heafy’s vocals when he covered Master Of Puppets. Other than that I enjoyed listening to it a lot and you should check it out as ESP Guitars sponsored the track and the song is featured on the band’s re-issue off their 2013 album Judgement Day (The Aftermath) which will be available soon. Check out the track below: