(Almost) Everyone agrees that Black Sabbath was and is still the biggest inspiration for a vast majority of the Heavy bands we listen to every day. Stoner, Doom, Sludge, whatever the genre, many current bands worship The Prince of Darkness and his 3 acolytes, Iommi The Lord of the Riff, Geezer, and Mr. Bill Ward.
A lot of these bands worship so much Black Sabbath they even decided to cover one (or several !) of their songs, or should I say, “masterpieces” !
So here are the TOP 51 Black Sabbath covers done by Stoner /Doom / Sludge bands. I know many more bands covered the first Heavy Metal band ever, but if I chose to do this I’d still be searching for them… I also decided to sort them alphabetically, by the band who did the cover. I could have done this from my least favorite to the ultimate Black Sabbath cover, but my tastes won’t necessarily reflect the ones of everyone coming to read that list (and also because I’m a lazy motherfucker 😛 ). I also want to say a big thanks to all the people who helped me gather this monster list on Facebook or Reddit.
So why 51 ? Because the 51st is also a cover, but a very particular one… 😉
Oh ! And you’ll also find a playlist of those great covers at the end of the post.
Enjoy Fuzzers !
1. 1000mods – Snowblind
2. Apostle of Solitude – Electric Funeral
3. Black Capricorn – Solitude
4. Black Oath – Electric Funeral
5. Bongzilla – Under the Sun
6. Brown Sabbath – Planet Caravan
7. Bullring Brummies – The Wizard
8. C.O.C. – Lord of This World
9. Candlemass – Black Sabbath Medley
10. Cathedral – Solitude
11. Cathedral – Wheels Of Confusion
12. Cult Of Occult – Children of the Grave
13. Cultura Tres – Black Sabbath
14. Doomdogs – N.I.B.
15. Eyehategod – Sabbath Jam
16. Firelord – Children Of The Grave
17. Goatsnake – Who Are You?
18. Gonga – Black Sabbeth
19. Graves at Sea – Orchid/Lord Of This World
20. Grifter – Fairies Wear Boots
21. Iron Monkey – Cornucopia
22. Isis – Hand of Doom
23. Kal El – Hole In The Sky
24. Karma To Burn – Never Say Die
25. Kyuss – Into the Void
26. Melvins – Symptom Of The Universe
27. Monkey3 – Electric Funeral
28. Monolord – Fairies Wear Boots
29. Monster Magnet – Into the Void
30. Mother Corona – Into The Void
31. Orange Goblin – Hand of Doom
32. Orange Goblin – Into the Void
33. Planet Of Zeus – Behind the Wall of Sleep
34. Red Wizard – The Wizard
35. Sergeant Thunderhoof – Sweet Leaf
36. Sky Valley Mistress – Paranoid
37. Sleep – Lord of This World
38. Sleep – Snowblind
39. Solitude Aeturnus – Heaven And Hell
40. Spirit Caravan – Wicked World
41. Stone Axe – When I Came Down
42. Subvert Blaze – Wicked World
43. Telestrion – A National Acrobat
44. The Hellacopters – Dirty Women
45. The Muggs – Tomorrows’ Dream
46. The Shrine – Symptom Of The Universe
47. Thou – Black Sabbath
48. ThunderHawk – War Pigs
49. Ulver – Solitude
50. Usnea – Into The Void
51. Mac Sabbath – Frying Pan
Haha this band named “Mac Sabbath” just chose to cover Black Sabbath songs wearing McDonalds costumes and modifying the lyrics to some funny stuff related to the Fast-Food giant… Then enjoy this cover (you guessed it) “Iron Man” ! 😀 😀 😀