Cover vs. Original

Raining Blood


Although Slayer's original version was pretty damn influential, Tori's is just so much more hard-hitting on so many levels.

- Pedro Tejada, West Palm Beach, United States, 03.05.2007


Tori Amos
2001

vs.

Slayer
1986

CD-Cover: Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls 28.2 % 71.8 % CD-Cover: Slayer - Reign In Blood
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Tori Amos 976 Votes Slayer

Comments about Raining Blood:

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I really like Tori's version but it doesn't make me dance like an unco ordinated moron. Sometimes the moron has to win.
- Dan, Liverpool, England, 29.10.2010
I really like Tori's version but it doesn't make me dance like an unco ordinated moron. Sometimes the moron has to win.
- Dan, Liverpool, England, 29.10.2010
I love both versions, differents and well excecuted ;D
- Mati, buenos aires, Argentina, 10.02.2010
I like both.

Tori's version because it has that whole chilly terrorizing weather to it.

And Slayer's original because it conveys well the feeling of impending doom it's intended to.
- Andy, Belém, Brazil, 10.09.2009
Tori's cover is a rather unique specimin, almost borderline early industrial with its impending dread & gothic tone



however, in the end of the day, the hard-hitting, ultra-violent original is a legendary tune thats only a portion of an equally legendary album by one of Thrash Metal's best
- Jacob M. Abate, California, United States, 28.07.2009
I'm a Toriphile, and my husband's a metal head. He spent the better part of ten years going to Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer concerts. I played this song for him one day, and the look on his face: he said Raining Blood is his favorite Slayer song, but Tori's version scared the shit out of him, because it's tone is so low and menacing. You have to respect a woman who can cover a Slayer song and make it more evil and terrifying than they did.
- Miranda, San Francisco, United States, 03.07.2009
I'm a huge Slayer fan of 3 years but I also have loved Tori for 2 years... the competition is a close one between both versions, but as Slayer's is a metal classic that was so incredibly influential, they get my vote. However, Tori's is a genius work of art and her interpretation is THE MOST BRILLIANT cover I've heard. Ever. Both artists are amazing but in this case Slayer wins.
- Chris, Glasgow, Scotland, 10.06.2009
Como uma música tão agressiva pode se tornar uma perola tão bela na voz angelical dessa mulher?
- Dgenal, Japaratuba, Brazil, 08.03.2009
first of all let me say to Tori Amos WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT lol. SLAYER BITCH no one can do better
- Nathan Nugent-King, Sydney, Australia, 27.02.2009
35 year ol slayer addict. I don't really like Tori's version although I appreciate it. It's not that I exclusively listen to metal but this one just doesn't do much for me. Just listened to her version of Real Men and Enjoy the Silcence and I think those are pretty good.
- Jeff Hanneman, Geleen, Netherlands, 15.01.2009
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