Heavy Covers

Heavy Covers

A good cover not only tells you something about its source material—it’s also strong enough to stand on its own. Maybe you know the originals here, maybe not—that’s not the point. The point is to tap into a tradition of metal, punk, and hard-rock bands joyfully ripping through other people’s songs that conjure the garages, basements, and holes-in-the-wall where rock was born. Because, really, what wouldn’t sound better faster and louder? Our editors swap out these picks regularly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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