Cover vs. Original

Holy Diver


I like them both a lot but I heard the original first, so it sounds way better to me than the cover.

- Mark, Huntington, United States, 12.12.2007


Killswitch Engage
2007

vs.

Dio
1983

CD-Cover: Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies 51.7 % 48.3 % CD-Cover: Dio - Holy Diver
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Killswitch Engage 1859 Votes Dio

Comments about Holy Diver:

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This is tough, because the original is so well done (as was pretty much everything by Dio), but, if I had to compare each individual song, without regard to other influences, or the artists' other works, I would have to go with the Killswitch Engage cover. Both are great.
- Mike, Traverse City, United States, 14.03.2008
I would have to say that KSE made the song tons better than dio, dio was the original and i give him props for that, but i like how KSE added Screamo into the song. KSE HANDS DOWN
- W33M47, Grandville, United States, 21.02.2008
I liked KSE untill I heard their terrible cover of a damn good song...its saddens me to see what music has becoome.
- Billy GRIMM, Westlake , Louisiana, United States, 10.02.2008
The only reason majority of people would like Dio's better is solely because of who Dio is and what he represents in the metal genre. If both versions had come out at the same time and from equally known and admired bands, KSE would win hands down.
- Yusif, jersey, United States, 22.01.2008
I'm sure Dio's version will win, hands down. Not because it is better, but because of the fond memories that people have of it. I'm voting for KSE because I like it, but I like both of them.
Also, there is no link to what the Killswitch Engage cover sounds like, so here is the YouTube video of both:

Killswitch Engage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp0_vLMrMy8
Dio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkysjcs5vFU
- Todd, Mesa, United States, 11.01.2008
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