Metal Insider’s Top 5: Genesis/Phil Collins covers

Posted by on June 3, 2016



Today, a piece of metal history came out as HELLYEAH’s cover of Phil Collins’ “I Don’t Care Anymore” was released. Taken from the band’s fifth album, Unde!able, the cover of the 1982 song features guitar tracks from late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Drummer Vinnie Paul told Rolling Stone that the  band were tossing around ideas for the new album, when it was suggested they cover the song. Paul said he and his brother had recorded the track about a decade ago when they were in Damageplan, but it was never used. It took three weeks to find the tracks and isolate them from an incompatible computer, but they were eventually able to do it. However, it’s far from the first time a heavy band has covered a song by Collins or his band Genesis. Here are five heavy covers of songs by Collins and Genesis.


5) Ten Masked Men, “Easy Lover”


This is technically only half a Phil Collins song, but “Easy Lover,” a 1984 hit for Earth Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, was both produced by Collins and features vocals and drums from him. What this cover by UK death metal band Ten Masked Men lacks in melody, it makes up for in fun.


4) Angra, “Mama”


This Brazilian metal band’s 2002 version of the first track on 1983’s self-titled album from Genesis is pretty faithful to the original, which is to say it’s one of the most oddly beautiful, kind of proggy, heavy songs about a man longing for a prostitute ever.


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