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: Harry Simeone Chorale's “The Little Drummer Boy”
FROM: Sing We Now Of Christmas (20th Century Fox, 1958)

COVER NO. 1
BAND: August Burns Red
FROM: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen EP (Solid State, 2011)

COVER NO. 2
BAND: The Almost
FROM: No Gift To Bring EP (Tooth & Nail, 2008)