Metal and pop music often feel so far removed from each other. But when heavy bands give their take on mainstream hits, the results are often really fun. Most metalheads are highly opposed to the bubblegum dance beats that dominate the tracks. Slap a few breakdowns and gnarly riffs over their structure and their stances quickly change on metal-pop-covers.
Enslaved – Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal" (2000)
Even if the worlds of rock, metal and hardcore rarely intersect with the pop ecosystem, we owe Top 40 hits quite a lot when you stop to think about it. Check out the below for a myriad of covers, ranging from the reimagined to the completely reconstructed. Marilyn Manson is an icon. Yet even someone so given to infamy and shock value has created a multitude of covers — all with his haunting and unique spin on them. This cover is arguably his most famous, trading peppy backbeats for thudding bass and drums. The video features some interesting cameos, plus plenty of wind machines.
Lingua Ignota – Jolene (Dolly Parton)
People love to hear popular songs reimagined as something new, and through the years, plenty of nu-metal bands have offered up their own covers of hits. This caustic rendition propelled the Bizkit into the limelight, quickly becoming a quintessential anthem and it remains an alternative club night staple to this day. Oh, and it came with a video featuring gravity-defying dance moves, backyard moshing and more MJ-related minutiae than you could shake a glittery glove at. Skyscraper defying hair.
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