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A Tribute To The Beast - Volume 2

Nuclear Blast Records

A TRIBUTE TO THE BEAST

Volume 2

26th August 2003

 

CD 1
1. Killers [Destruction]
2. The Trooper [Sentenced]
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight [Primal Fear]
4. Wasted Years [Thunderstone]
5. Wrathchild [Stuck Mojo feat. Devin Townsend]
6. Remember Tomorrow [Anthrax]
7. Iron Maiden [Tankard]
8. Moonchild [Necrophobic]
9. Strange World [Mago De Oz]
10. Deja Vu [Wolf]
11. Sanctuary [Mystic Prophecy]
12. Fear Of The Dark [Graveworm]
13. Revelations (live) [Therion]
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name [Iced Earth]
 
CD 2 (Bonus CD)
1. Children Of The Damned [Sebastian Bach]
2. Run To The Hills [John West & Chris Caffery]
3. Murders In The Rue Morgue [Cosmosquad feat. Ray Alder]
4. Flight Of Icarus [Ian Perry & Kamelot]
5. Another Life [Solace]
6. Alexander The Great [Eleventh Hour]
7. Purgatory [Wardog]
8. Running Free [Iron Savior]


This is Volume 2 of the 2001 A Tribute To The Beast album, using the same approach of asking big names of the Metal scene to cover Iron Maiden songs, and with the same success. The bonus disc of the 2-CD version contains songs that could already be found on the 2000 Slave To The Power album, so it may not be necessary to those who already own it, unless they really want to complete their Maiden collection.

A Tribute To The Beast - Volume 2 – Back cover

 

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  DESTRUCTION – Killers (Di'Anno, Harris) Killers – Commentary Killers – Lyrics

This version of "Killers" retains the power and aggression of the original song, and is excellently performed.

Destruction – Official Website

 


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  SENTENCED – The Trooper (Harris) The Trooper – Commentary The Trooper – Lyrics

Too fast and hectic, this cover of "The Trooper" is a complete flop, some would say a total massacre of a great song. Sentenced are usually much better with their own compositions....

Note that this cover can be found on the Internet with Children Of Bodom as the artist. Well, this information is wrong, although Children Of Bodom did cover other Iron Maiden songs (and much better than Sentenced did!).

Sentenced – Official Website

 


Video from blueroguevyse92.

 


 

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  PRIMAL FEAR – 2 Minutes To Midnight (Smith, Dickinson) 2 Minutes To Midnight – Commentary 2 Minutes To Midnight – Lyrics

Did they include a real Iron Maiden track on this tribute album? Well, no. But Primal Fear deliver here an almost note-for-note rendition of "2 Minutes To Midnight", including a voice that's an exact replica of Bruce Dickinson's. Not really original, but the perfect musicianship really has to be praised here.

Primal Fear – Official Website

 


Video from pyromaniatico.

 


 

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  THUNDERSTONE – Wasted Years (Smith) Wasted Years – Commentary Wasted Years – Lyrics

Slower and slightly heavier than the original, this version of "Wasted Years" is pretty decent and features original solos.

Thunderstone – Official Website

 


Video from Lollottaja.

 


 

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  STUCK MOJO featuring DEVIN TOWNSEND – Wrathchild (Harris) Wrathchild – Commentary Wrathchild – Lyrics

"Wrathchild" is definitely a song that can easily be adapted to more extreme styles, and Devin Townsend's vocals perfectly match the whole mood. Very good cover.

Stuck Mojo – Official Website

Devin Townsend – Official Website

 


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  ANTHRAX – Remember Tomorrow (Harris, Di'Anno) Remember Tomorrow – Commentary Remember Tomorrow – Lyrics

Anthrax is not usually a very "subtle" band when it comes to high-energy and aggressive music, but their offer us a great rendition of "Remember Tomorrow", with all the feelings and power that characterise the song. Brilliant job.

Anthrax – Official Website

 


Video from pyromaniatico.

 


 

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  TANKARD – Iron Maiden (Harris) Iron Maiden – Commentary Iron Maiden – Lyrics

This is yet another decent cover on this album. Not much else to say about it.

Tankard – Official Website

 


Video from pyromaniatico.

 


 

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  NECROPHOBIC – Moonchild (Smith, Dickinson) Moonchild – Commentary Moonchild – Lyrics

With a funny little piano intro, the song bursts into a rapid Death Metal-like rendition that's also quite funny, provided that you see the – certainly unintended – humour in it. The ending's also quite interesting, done in the same style as 'Powerslave'. All in all, this is only for fun and simply cannot be taken seriously.

Necrophobic – Official Website

 


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  MAGO DE OZ – Strange World (Harris) Strange World – Commentary Strange World – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 1999 Iron Maiden tribute album Transilvania 666.

Mago De Oz – Official Website

 


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  WOLF – Deja-Vu (Murray, Harris) Deja-Vu – Commentary Deja-Vu – Lyrics

The intro is interesting, sounding like and old crackling record, then breaks into a copycat rendition of Maiden's original song. Pretty good.

Wolf – Official Website

 


 

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  MYSTIC PROPHECY – Sanctuary (Harris, Di'Anno, Murray) Sanctuary – Commentary Sanctuary – Lyrics

Good reproduction of the original punk-ish aggression of "Sanctuary".

Mystic Prophecy – Official Website

 


Video from CAMUSTRANSILVANIA666.

 


 

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  GRAVEWORM – Fear Of The Dark (Harris) Fear Of The Dark – Commentary Fear Of The Dark – Lyrics

Starting with a nice violin intro (well, it's synth, I know) and closing the same way, we get here a great Death Metal version of "Fear Of The Dark". The bagpipes sound of the solo is also really original and enjoyable. Those who are not into this style of music may not like it though.

Once again, like for Sentenced's cover of "The Trooper", the cover band has been confused with another. This is indeed Graveworm, and not Cradle Of Filth, as some have stated.

Graveworm – Official Website

 


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  THERION – Revelations (live) (Dickinson) Revelations – Commentary Revelations – Lyrics

This version of "Revelations" by Therion is much better than the cover they did of "Children Of The Damned" on the 1997 Made In Tribute album, which wasn't hard to achieve. This is the only live song on this album, and it is also very well performed.

Therion – Official Website

 


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  ICED EARTH – Hallowed Be Thy Name (Harris) Hallowed Be Thy Name – Commentary Hallowed Be Thy Name – Lyrics

This is an absolutely fantastic cover of a fantastic song. Iced Earth manage to make it sound almost better as the original studio version, and Barlow's voice, full of power and feeling, is incredible. This is definitely the best song on the whole album.

Iced Earth – Official Website

 


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  SEBASTIAN BACH – Children Of The Damned (Harris) Children Of The Damned – Commentary Children Of The Damned – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

Sebastian Bach – Official Website

 


Video from boryanakoleva.

 


 

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  JOHN WEST with CHRIS CAFFERY – Run To The Hills (Harris) Run To The Hills – Commentary Run To The Hills – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

John West – Official Website

Chris Caffery – Official Website

 


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  COSMOSQUAD featuring RAY ALDER – Murders In The Rue Morgue (Harris) Murders In The Rue Morgue – Commentary Murders In The Rue Morgue – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

Cosmosquad – Official Website

Jeff Kollman – Official Website

Fates Warning – Official Website

 


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  IAN PARRY and KAMELOT – Flight Of Icarus (Smith, Dickinson) Flight Of Icarus – Commentary Flight Of Icarus – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

Ian Parry – Official Website

Kamelot – Official Website

 


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  SOLACE – Another Life (Harris) Another Life – Commentary Another Life – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

Solace – Official Website

 


 

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  ELEVENTH HOUR – Alexander The Great (Harris) Alexander The Great –Commentary Alexander The Great –Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

 


Video from Rubberman2009.

 


 

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  WARDOG – Purgatory (Harris) Purgatory – Commentary Purgatory – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

 


Video from orionmapa.

 


 

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  IRON SAVIOR – Running Free (Harris, Di'Anno) Running Free – Commentary Running Free – Lyrics

This cover appeared first on the 2000 Iron Maiden tribute album Slave To The Power.

Iron Savior – Official Website

 


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