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Reggie’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs #13 – For Whom The Bell Tolls

images moonsorrowI heard a lot about Moonsorrow before I ever took the time to listen to them.  Now, I can see why so many people love their music; they are a great band despite singing the lyrics in their native tongue.  That can be a turn off to some, but does it really matter if you know what they are singing about?  I think not!  Their cover of Metallica’s For Whom The Bell Tolls is a really strong cover.  Moonsorrow definitely made it their own.  While it’s important to retain at least some of the core sound, this version is definitely unique as far as cover songs go.

When I first heard Ride The Lightning, I think this was my initial favorite song and to this day remains one of my favorites on the album and a great song to hear live.

This is the clip live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Big Four), but if you want the original recording look to Ride The Lightning released in 1984.

This is the stellar cover from Moonsorrow off the EP Tulimyrsky.

Favorite cover song #14