Here we are, with the second instalment of our metallic covers articles-playlists. If you missed the first part, check it out; otherwise, go on: time for those songs that belong with genres different than the ones we usually write about, reinterpreted by well-known acts for us.
You already had been given a sneak peek in last week’s update, with the baritone voice of the late Peter Steele singing “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young. Moreover, the playlist features many other bands and songs of exceptional quality: from Nevermore reinterpreting Simon & Garfunkel to Judas Priest and their legendary version of “Diamonds And Rust” by Joan Baez, and even Voivod adding some more weight to an already heavy (for its time) classic like “Astronomy Domine” by Pink Floyd. On the easier side, we have “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Laiho (or Alexi Spears), and the entire “Re-Animated” album by Trick Or Treat, one that we couldn’t leave out and represented here by the Italian theme song of “Hokuto No Ken”.
Once again we had to discard some great tunes, so our honorable mentions go out to Enslaved covering “Immigrant Song” (which planted some seeds for later, heavy music), to Metallica covers and, last but not least, to Ensiferum‘s version of “Bamboleo”… but are we really sure we want to hear that again?