You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top.
SOURCE MATERIAL: James Lord Pierpont's "Jingle Bells"
FROM: Traditional (1857)
COVER NO. 1
BAND: Austrian Death Machine
FROM: A Very Brutal Christmas (Metal Blade, 2008)
COVER NO. 2
BAND: Sufjan Stevens
FROM: Songs For Christmas (Asthmatic Kitty, 2006)