DeJamz – 10/10 – Metal Monday


With it being my first time having the honor of doing DeJamz, I wanted to be on theme in two ways. One, a personal ritual of mine every week is celebrating Metal Monday. I listen to metal music and all its subgenres, throughout Monday. I also decided to keep the great Vincentian question in mind, “What can be done?” So these metal bands asked “What song needs a metal cover?”

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – Unfound Reliance 

Unfound Reliance may not be the most well known metal band, but they sure know how to cover a relevant song. This Abba classic has been all over social media for the past few months, and Unfound Reliance decided it needed a groovy, heavy, metal cover. 

Blue Monday – Orgy

“Blue Monday” by New Order is a 1980s classic. It’s hard to imagine that song getting any better, but in 1998, the metal band Orgy covered it, and somehow elevated it. The vocalist, Jay Gordon asks the heavy question, “How does it feel to treat me like you do?” in an intense, rhythmic tone. Personally, I love this cover more than the original. 

Children Of The Grave – White Zombie 

Originally done by the legendary Black Sabbath, “Children Of The Grave” is already a metal classic. In 1994, a compilation was created by multiple metal bands titled “Nativity In Black: A Tribute To Black Sabbath.” Out of all the covers on this album, White Zombie’s stands out. Led by the amazing Rob Zombie, the industrial twist on this classic is incredible. 

I’m Gonna Be Your God – Slayer

While this may not be a direct cover, it’s very much Slayer’s twist on “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges. This sensual, rough, and hardcore twist keeps the same rythm and similar lyrics, with just a bit more direct connotations. It’s a great late night headbanger. 

Word Up! – Korn 

In the past few months I’ve decided I’m done with pretending Korn isn’t fantastic. Are they super weird? Absolutely. Does the fan base make me a little uncomfortable? Sure. None of that matters though. And this cover of the 1980s classic is so fun. Everytime I hear Jonathan Davis in the intro say “Y’all pretty ladies around the world…” I immediately smile and start headbangin’.

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