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: Black Sabbath's “Paranoid”
ALBUM: Paranoid (Warner Bros., 1971)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: Avenged Sevenfold
ALBUM: Covered, A Revolution In Sound (Warner Bros., 2009)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: The Dillinger Escape Plan
ALBUM: Under The Running Board reissue (Relapse, 2008)