Covering a classic metal song takes a certain amount of finesse. Usually, when a heavy track has reached some level of immortality, it has both a distinct atmosphere and plenty of working parts. A good cover of such a track usually requires a band's own unique take on their idols' sound without overwhelming what made the original great. As a result, it isn't easy to find the perfect middle ground, and royal screw-ups of covers are not uncommon.
On the other hand, a band might just want to go for broke, taking things in an extreme, unique new direction, and (hopefully) having some fun with it. These covers are often the ones that fans remember the most – not only because the reimagining is hilariously at odds with the band's initial sound, but also because their new take gives listeners a fresh perspective on their favourite songs.
Here are nine bizarre metal covers that somehow actually got made.