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Amon Amarth Covers System Of A Down's "Aerials"

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Audio has surfaced online of Amon Amarth's cover of the System of a Down track "Aerials." The track is featured as a "Surtur Rising" downloadable track on copies ordered through FYE stores in the United States. You can stream the track in the player below. "Surtur Rising" will arrive in stores on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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24 Comments on "Amon Amarth Covers System Of A Down"

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1. Shoe Police writes:

sounds like what you'd expect, not bad, little boring, the ending saves it

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. lol writes:

This is hilarious... I love covers that are so unexpected

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Patrick309 writes:

i liked it. sounded pretty good. helps that i like both bands lol.

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 2:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

Not sure of the legality of streaming songs from an album that hasn't dropped yet The_Avant_Garde.

In any case, a smart move by the band if they want to draw in more fans - casuals will undoubtedly go hmm what's this whole MDM/viking thing?

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 4:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Zelec writes:

I don't like System of a Down, and I would usually be mad if a metal band covered them, the only thing that saves Amon Amarth from my wrath is that I have to admit; Aerials is a really good song... Anyhow, the cover isn't great, this song can't work with harsh vocals, the clean vocals are its most important element.

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. vikingmetal writes:

where did Amon Amarth go wrong? S.O.A.D. really!!!!

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Nunya writes:

awesome

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. SOAD FAN #1 FRANK!!!!!! writes:

is very bad .... made ​​this song a crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 5:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jenny writes:

Shoe Police pretty much got it. I just think it's interesting that they covered it. I liked the ending too.

Zelec writes: "...this song can't work with harsh vocals, the clean vocals are its most important element."
I actually agree with you there. I wonder what it would be like if Amon Amarth used clean vocals on it.

# Mar 22, 2011 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

I think it would have been better if they put more of a spin on it instrumental wise. It took them two minutes to add their own spice to the pot. Could have been done better, still love Amon Amarth though.

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RTB writes:

Bad cover of a bad song from a great group
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# Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

I liked it better than the original, but i've never been much of a SOAD fan.

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

this cover was okay. . . but for amon amarth to cover it. comon guys, stick to what you do best. viking metal!

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Nunya writes:

@silvermountains@
but this is viking metal.........NU-VIKING METAL!!!!!!!!!!! (a crowd of 300 people gasp and then proceed in an orderly fashion to the top of the nearest skyscraper and jump off one by one)

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. silvermountains writes:

@nunya
Next in line, you wanna take the first jump? or should i? this is seriously sad that amon amarth would cover system, no doubt this will be a great album, but seriously system of a down...
(Jumping) here I go...........

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jenny writes:

...Viking THEMED Melodic Death Metal. Sorry, just saying :p

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. n0thinghead writes:

interesting take on it. not great, but certainly isn't bad either.

# Mar 23, 2011 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Mashui writes:

I don't see what they big deal is covering SoaD, i'm sure they listen to other bands beside death metal. Not really a SoaD fan but i do like this better than the original.

I was expecting something as bad as CoB's Aces High cover or Arch Enemey's Symphony of Destruction cover.

# Mar 24, 2011 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BrianSD writes:

like it better than original.

# Mar 24, 2011 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R Tenney writes:

@18 yea Arch Enemy added a set of elephant balls to Manowars Kill With Power. Fine job on the Megadeth tune also. Amott brothers are 2 of my favorite guitarists in the biz. I think Amon could have made a better selection to cover. Sugar would have been interesting.

# Mar 24, 2011 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. hellrat writes:

i didn't know Bodom did aces high....arch enemy did it as well, back before they had Angie on vox

agreed about the bros Amott, big R....i like the way them dudes play!

as for this? 'spose its ok in and of itself....i fvcking hate the fvcking CHOAD band they're covering, however

# Mar 24, 2011 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Metalheadx101x writes:

No need to cover songs from inferior groups Amon Amarth, you're better than this.

That said, that was better than the origional. I hate Serj Tankians nasely voice.

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23. PANDA writes:

(': <;3

# Apr 11, 2011 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RememberMetal? writes:

With Shoe Police and Zelic on this one. Except I'm a moderate Soad fan. I had micro goosebumps for the closing third of it. Always a good sign.

Quite an odd song for these guys to cover but they could have chosen worse in both style and substance. Points for making it work but the original edges it out.

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