Battle Of Covers: Results

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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Welcome to the Battle Of Covers!

    001. Ace Frehley - New York Groove (Hello cover)
    002. Adrenaline Mob - Kill The King (Rainbow cover)
    003. Alestorm - Hangover (Taio Cruz cover)
    004. Amorphis - Light My Fire (The Doors cover)
    005. Anthrax - Got The Time (Joe Jackson cover)
    006. Anthrax - Parasite (KISS cover)
    007. Anthrax - Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden cover)
    008. Armored Saint - Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
    009. Big Brother & The Holding Company - Summertime (George Gershwin cover)
    010. Black Label Society - Pictures Of Home (Deep Purple cover)
    011. Borknagar - My Friend Of Misery (Metallica cover)
    012. Buckethead - Sketches Of Spain (For Miles) (Joaquín Rodrigo cover)
    013. Cheap Trick - Ain't That A Shame (Fats Domino cover)
    014. Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye cover)
    015. Crowbar - No Quarter (Led Zeppelin cover)
    016. Dark Empire - The Knife (Genesis cover)
    017. Dark Tranquillity - 22 Acacia Avenue (Iron Maiden cover)
    018. Deep Purple - Hush (Billy Joe Royal cover)
    019. Devin Townsend - Sinner (Judas Priest cover)
    020. DragonForce - Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash cover)
    021. Dream Theater - To Tame A Land (Iron Maiden cover)
    022. Edguy - Rock Me Amadeus (Falco cover)
    023. Ensiferum - Battery (Metallica cover)
    024. Faith No More - Easy (Commodores cover)
    025. Faith No More - Midnight Cowboy (John Barry cover)
    026. Faith No More - War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
    027. Fantômas - Theme From Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (Angelo Badalamenti cover)
    028. Foo Fighters - Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty cover)
    029. Frank Zappa - Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
    030. Gamma Ray - Heavy Metal Mania (Holocaust cover)
    031. Gamma Ray - It's A Sin (Pet Shop Boys cover)
    032. Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Steve Vai - Highway Star (Deep Purple cover)
    033. Glenn Tipton - Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones cover)
    034. Gorefest - Autobahn (Kraftwerk cover)
    035. Guns 'N' Roses - Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover)
    036. Halford - Winter Song (Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson cover)
    037. Iced Earth - Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover)
    038. Iced Earth - The Ripper (Judas Priest cover)
    039. Iron Savior - Underneath The Radar (Underworld cover)
    040. Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) (Gary Glitter cover)
    041. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Crimson & Clover (Tommy James & The Shondells cover)
    042. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N' Roll (The Arrows cover)
    043. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Nine Inch Nails cover)
    044. Jorn - Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple cover)
    045. Judas Priest - Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cover)
    046. Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    047. Kalmah - Skin O' My Teeth (Megadeth cover)
    048. Kamelot - Where The Wild Roses Grow (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover)
    049. Killers - Children Of The Revolution (T-Rex cover)
    050. KISS - 2000 Man (The Rolling Stones cover)
    051. KISS - God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You II (Argent cover)
    052. Krokus - Ballroom Blitz (Sweet cover)
    053. Liquid Tension Experiment - Rhapsody In Blue (George Gershwin cover)
    054. Machine Head - The Sentinel (Judas Priest cover)
    055. Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics cover)
    056. Megadeth - Cold Sweat (Thin Lizzy cover)
    057. Megadeth - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Alice Cooper cover)
    058. Megadeth - Paranoid (Black Sabbath cover)
    059. Metallica - Am I Evil (Diamond Head cover)
    060. Metallica - Ronnie Rising Medley (Rainbow cover)
    061. Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy / Traditional cover)
    062. Moonsorrow - For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica cover)
    063. Mötley Crüe - Smokin' In The Boys Room (Brownsville Station cover)
    064. Nightwish - High Hopes (Pink Floyd cover)
    065. Nightwish - Over The Hills & Far Away (Gary Moore cover)
    066. Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie cover)
    067. Paradox - A Light In The Black (Rainbow cover)
    068. Powerwolf - Headless Cross (Black Sabbath cover)
    069. Primus - The Thing That Should Not Be (Metallica cover)
    070. Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade cover)
    071. Revocation - Dyers Eve (Metallica cover)
    072. Rhapsody Of Fire - Flash Of The Blade (Iron Maiden cover)
    073. Robin Trower - Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton cover)
    074. Sabaton - Twilight Of The Thunder God (Amon Amarth cover)
    075. Samson - Riding With The Angels (Russ Ballard cover)
    076. Sex Pistols - My Way (Frank Sinatra cover)
    077. Sodom - Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen cover)
    078. Solitude Aeturnus - Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath cover)
    079. Talking Heads - Take Me To The River (Al Green cover)
    080. Tarot - Mama (Genesis cover)
    081. The Atomic Bitchwax - Maybe I'm A Leo (Deep Purple cover)
    082. The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)
    083. The Beatles - Twist & Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)
    084. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan cover)
    085. The Clash - I Fought The Law (The Crickets cover)
    086. The Jeff Healey Band - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles cover)
    087. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)
    088. The White Stripes - Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
    089. Tierra Santa - Flight Of Icarus (Iron Maiden cover)
    090. Trent Reznor - Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)
    091. Turisas - Rasputin (Boney M. cover)
    092. Týr - Stargazer (Rainbow cover)
    093. Týr - Where Eagles Dare (Iron Maiden cover)
    094. Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Neil Diamond cover)
    095. Vader - Raining Blood (Slayer cover)
    096. Van Halen - Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover)
    097. Van Halen - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
    098. Visigoth - Necropolis (Manilla Road cover)
    099. Witherscape - Out In The Cold (Judas Priest cover)
    100. Yes - America (Simon & Garfunkel cover)

    Format:
    Phase 1: 100 songs are divided into 20 5-song groups. Each group will have 2 winners.
    Phase 2: 40 winners are divided into 8 5-song groups. Each group will have 2 winners.
    Phases 3-6: 16 winners will determine the final one, using a knockout system.
    ...36 rounds altogether.

    Rules
    Each round will last for 2 to 4 days.
    Draw for the groups was semi-random - some groups are genre-based, some groups are mixed. No group has more than one song from one artist, or more than one cover of the same artist, or more than one song per user (myself excluded... I have too many songs in the game! :D).
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  2. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Phase 1, Round 1:
     
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Inevitable question that will come up (Brig brought it up in chat):

    Is the idea to vote purely on the song as we hear it, or how it compares to the original?

    My answer is: your choice, iryo :p My criteria will be a combination of both.
     
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Like you, I think, if I participate, I'll use a combination of both. Personally, I feel there has to be some element of comparison with the original artist. Although, I'll have to go & listen to the original for a few of these, as I'm not that familiar with some of the tracks.
     
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  5. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I just see how I like it and compare it with the opponents in the same group. That's the context.
     
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  6. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    That's your context; you're getting confused again! :p

    What's the point in a specific "covers" battle if the whole element of them being covers is entirely forgotten? You're effectively just treating them as song vs. song; which is fine, but others will have the original in mind, especially if they are familiar with it.
     
  7. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Amorphis' cover of "Light My Fire" is just brilliant. Edguy did an excellent job of metalfying "Rock Me Amadeus", so that gets my vote too.
     
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I dig the No Quarter cover a lot and Ensiferum did a great job of Battery (even though they did literally nothing new to it). The others are just hilarious.
     
  9. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    I can't get into to Amorphis' Light My Fire at all :lol: Which is a pity because I like what Amorphis I've heard and I like the original.
    Crowbar were okay.
    Voting for Edguy's Rock Me Amadeus, but then I had a soft spot for the original anyway.
    Also voting for Ensiferum because they carry that one off well
    Kalmah were decent, too, but Brigantium hath spoken. :cool:
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    How is that Amorphis track hard to get into? It's fun, not complicated. Just a funny version with grunt and Doors organ. :)

    I get a big grin on my face when hear these heavy power chords over this tune.
     
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    I hear it as silly rather than funny.
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Silly: having or showing a lack of common sense or judgement; absurd and foolish.

    There's nothing foolish here. Can't see a lack of common sense or judgment either. It could be a little absurd. But I like that. E.g., I like Monty Python.
    A certain kind of humour is what it might take! ;-P
     
  13. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Well, I like the original for what it is. :) This sounds like metalizing a song for the sake of it, and it just doesn't work for me. Again, I'd expected more from the combination of a band I like and a song I like.
     
  14. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Maybe you hold the original more sacred than I. I like it how an "untouched" classic can be metalized. It was made by a metal band, in a time when they did sound like that. It's really their style (apart from the organ).
     
  15. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Oh, I'm sure there'll be more metalized covers in this game that I will be voting for. :ok:
     
  16. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Nearly all of those were silly.
     
  17. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    Although on the full spectrum of metal cover silliness, at most these reach the level of "mildly silly."
     
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  18. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Yep
     
  19. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I didn't like any of the covers, refraining from a vote this round.
     
  20. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Light My Fire
    Not better than the original which in itself isn't anything special anyway. Growls are too weak and monotone... instrumentally it's all fine though. However, they recorded another cover of this song later in their career which is way better.

    No Quarter
    Original is super boring. Cover is way better, thanks to its shorter length and lack of Robert Plant's whiny vocals... Unexpectedly voting for this one.

    Rock Me Amadeus
    Adds nothing to the amazing original song apart from Tobi's whining near the end. Meh.

    Battery
    Instrumentally probably just as good as the original, but vocals are weaker... wish Jari growled the entire song. Still, my favorite in this group, so voting for it obviously.

    Skin O' My Teeth
    Megadeth covers are hard to come by, this was probably the best. Instrumentally it's great, but manages to be weaker vocally... this guy's screaming is too thin so not surprised he switched to deeper grunts on later albums.
     

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