While growing up I found myself engulfed in the punk rock scene, and my CD collection was riddled with punk album after punk album. Just about any punk band that came out between 1990 and 2001, I was listening to it. One of my favorite things that I noticed in each album was that punk bands like to cover songs. Whether they are covering one of their favorites from another punk band or covering something bizarre like "Country Roads" from John Denver.

Fast forward to today, and you are seeing a similar trend in the metal/metalcore scenes. Bands are putting a heavier twist on songs that are traditionally NOT heavy.

Take Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios for example. Leo's heavy metal cover songs are some of the most-watched videos on the internet. Leo takes some of the most popular POP songs and converts them into something that will have you throwing up the horns. Everything from his cover of "Let it Go" from the Frozen movie to one of his most-watched videos, his cover of Adele's "Hello."

Inspired by videos like Leo Moracchioli's, a local Missoula artist recently has been putting together covers from popular songs. Paul Glueckert, frontman for local metalcore band Ceres, is no stranger to cranking out some badass cover songs. With songs like Eskimo Callboy's "Hypa Hypa" and "The Night Santa Went Crazy" by Weird Al Yankovic. Recently, Paul teamed up with his bandmate Dan to compose another cover song. With the help of local vocalist, Katie Anne, Paul managed to crank out a very impressive cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide."

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