Posted by Reggie
Looks like the Stoner votes are in and Kyuss took the victory for best Stoner rock band over Monster Magnet and Sleep. Thank you for playing in that poll and if you haven’t casted your vote there is still plenty of time. You can check out that poll here.
Starting sometime in January, A Metal State of Mind will post our Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs in increments in lieu of the Theme Thursday. The Theme Thursday will become an as necessary post since we have been doing that nearly two years. For this week’s poll I am going to give you a small glimpse into what you will see on my (plantera7’s AKA Reggie) Top 25 cover song list.
These three cover songs represent the high, medium, and low of my list…a top 10, bottom 10, and one in the middle. I am not going to spoil my list that much as far as who places where, but I am curious to see how you vote for what you think is the better of these cover songs.
Here are your choices…
First up is Coal Chamber’s version of Shock the Monkey. The original was recorded by Peter Gabriel which makes this cover qualify for an “unlikely” cover which was the subject of a theme some time ago. I like their take on the song where they made it their own, but didn’t stray too far from the core of the song. Do you also notice the cameo?
Second is Megadeth’s rendition of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid. I have to say it is all the cover songs of Black Sabbath that got me more into Black Sabbath themselves. That sounds like it doesn’t make much sense, but I am more fond of Sabbath covers than the band itself, but that is slowly changing. This is not the ony Sabbath cover on my list; just one I chose for this poll. What to you think?
This cover struck me as odd when I first heard Aerials covered, but it is very well done. I would have never imagined Amon Amarth knew who System of a Down was, but I stand corrected. Again, this is another example of a band making the song their own, but not steering too far from the core of the song.