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: Decendents' “Coffee Mug”
FROM: Everything Sucks (Epitaph, 1996)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: As I Lay Dying
FROM: Decas (Metal Blade, 2011)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: Silverstein
FROM: Short Songs (Hopeless, 2012)