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Reggie and Matt’s All Time Favorite Cover Songs: #1 Hallowed Be Thy Name covered by Machine Head

Astral-Body-2When we started our “best of” lists a while back, we never showed each other what our favorites were before we posted them.  It wasn’t intentional nor was it a secret…it just ended up that we didn’t share our lists with anyone until it was time to post.  Matt’s list of favorite albums and cover tunes was as much of a surprise to me as I am sure mine was to him.  Despite being interested in many of the same bands, our musical tastes vary even though we are both huge fans of metal and everything under that umbrella.  For the first time, we have actually picked the same favorite #1 on any of our lists.  A few weeks ago, we both noticed that neither one of us posted this special cover that we both know each other likes a lot.  Low and behold, it’s because it’s sitting at number one.  -Reggie

Our thoughts after the jump.

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Monday Metal Madness – The Art of Covertunes

Last week, Alestorm proved to be more seaworthy than their American pirate metal rivals, Swashbuckle.  Congrats to the Scots for taking 80% of the votes in last week’s Monday Metal Madness.

This week, you do not need to appreciate these bands to appreciate the covers they recorded.  In my opinion, they are both awesome renditions of classic metal songs although one is much older than the other.  Our battle is between Machine Head covering Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden and UK newcomers Evile covering Pantera’s Cemetery Gates.  Both songs are outstanding; one covered by a veteran act and one a (relative) newcomer.  Only one can win.  What say you?