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Theme Thursday – Metallica Covers


I think most metalheads like a good cover tune. What separates a good cover from a bad one?  Do you like when the cover is basically exactly the same or recreated using  a basic shell of the original song?  For me, it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s good.  I like both kinds of cover tunes.  Some bands lend themselves to being covered more than others.  For example, how many Megadeth covers do you hear out there?  I think there are a few, but not enough to stack a CD full of Megadeth covers.  Is that because Mustaine’s vocals are too hard to recreate?   Is it because the guitar work is too hard for the average guitarist?  You hardly ever hear bands cover Anthrax or Opeth.  I have yet to hear a band cover Blitz’s unique vocals in Overkill.   I am sure there are rough and edgy recordings on YouTube out there, but for the most part they are very rare.

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Monday Metal Madness – The Least Worst Of…


For the last poll, Sammy Hagar took the votes for the guy that held the reins in Van Halen a little better than John Bush did for Anthrax.  Thank you for playing…

Most of our polls here at A Metal State of Mind usually revolve around something we think you will like.  They tend to focus on which bands, songs, albums, or even people we like the most and then we cast a vote.  It’s a pretty simple formula we like to use here. This time around I am going to focus some attention on which bands are notoriously “unliked” by the average die-hard metalhead.  Therefore, it will be a little bit more difficult to choose the least worst of for this week’s poll.  So, for the first time on this site you will see bands like Nickelback with a linked video that we are going to ask you to watch.

As far as the poll is concerned, which one of these bands is the one you like the most or unlike the least?  Cast your vote below.  Also, if there is a band listed in this week’s poll you actually really like, please let us know in the comment box.  In fact, if you can convince me (plantera7) that any one of these bands has a “great” album…I’ll go ahead and review it.  I just need some good convincing.  Here are a few videos from bands that tend to catch a lot of flack…