A cover track has the ability to transcend music and make fans of individuals who would normally not like the song or band. Cast your mind back to some of the cover tracks on Metallica’s Garage Inc. and how cool those tracks were when the metal gods got their hands on them. Some top-notch metalcore bands have produced great covers of songs you wouldn’t have believed could be made great. If you are looking for some infectious tracks for your next music mix, don’t miss out on these great cover tracks. Fans of all genres of metal can register here to explore a range of great sports betting opportunities.
Atreyu – “You Give Love a Bad Name”
Atreyu were at their peak as a band with the release of The Curse. The band’s second release featured the incredible cover of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”. The screamy and crunchy guitar version was well received by Atreyu’s fans and certainly led to more being created. The cover helped the band’s record sales which still hover just below the 500,000 mark. Fans of metal can get an exciting sports betting opportunity with a William Hill registration bonus.
Evergreen Terrace – Sunday Bloody Sunday
Jacksonville, Florida’s Evergreen Terrace have been writing and recording ripping hardcore/metalcore jams for two decades. In 2004, Evergreen Terrace released an album of cover tracks between the release of full-length albums. The entire cover record kills with great covers of Hum’s “Stars” and NOFX’s “Linoleum”. However, no cover on the album has the power of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.
Stretch Amstrong – Angels of Silence
There are some bands that are just born to record great cover songs. Stretch Armstrong were one of those bands. Who were Stretch Armstrong? They were a five-piece hardcore punk band with traces of metal sprinkled throughout their sound. Mostly touring in the Christian hardcore/metalcore arena, few probably remember the band today. Their cover of Counting Crows’ “Angels of Silence” is one of the best covers a metalcore/hardcore band has pulled off and it never gets old.
Killswitch Engage – “Holy Diver”
Originally released in 1983, “Holy Diver” was a single by metal legend Dio. The original song was selected as one of The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time. Due to the song’s popularity and place in metal history, metalcore giants Killswitch Engage covered the track in 2006 for the Kerrang compilation album High Voltage!: A Brief History of Rock. Since its release, it has been a popular track in Killswitch Engage’s setlist. It is considered by many to be one of the best metalcore covers which is high praise due to the song already being considered a great track.
Converge – “Annihilate this Week”
No modern-day metalcore band – or any other band for that matter – embodies the work ethic of Black Flag like Converge. It is only fitting that Converge recorded one of the best-ever Black Flag cover songs when they tracked “Annihilate this Week”. The track was released in 2002 on the Black on Black tribute to Black Flag compilation put out by Reignition Records.