For this playlist I took 15 classic metal songs across many subgenres (pop metal, speed, thrash, death, NWOBHM, etc) and found the very best acoustic-based cover versions.
The end result is an interesting mix of re-forged metal, bent to the specifications of bluegrass, jazz, swing, solo piano, indie and even classical.
These remakes are interesting, in part, because they take the distortion out of the equation, and give sharper focus to the melody and composition.
Includes Apocalyptica, Mark Kozelek, The Bad Plus, Richard Cheese, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow and more covering Metallica, Ozzy, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and The Scorpions among others.
1. Inquisition Symphony - Apocalyptica
2. Crazy Train - Gustavo Lovato
3. Nothing Else Matters - Bif Naked
4. If You Want Blood - Mark Kozelek
5. Girls, Girls, Girls - Richard Cheese
6. Iron Man - The Bad Plus
7. Still Loving You - Patrik
8. Round And Round - Stephen Pearcy
9. Livin' On A Prayer (Live) - Tori Amos
10. Sweet Child O' Mine - Sheryl Crow
11. The Ripper - Robbie Gennet
12. Rock & Roll All Nite - Hayseed Dixie
13. When The Children Cry - Seventh Day Slumber
14. Raining Blood - Tori Amos
15. Cherry Pie (Live) - Jani Lane