3. Hellsongs, “Youth Gone Wild” (Skid Row)http://youtu.be/12cjJz9jNMo
This Swedish female fronted trio has made a living off of recording indie pop covers of metal staples. We could even do a whole top 5 dedicated to Hellsongs’ stripped down renditions. And while it was hard to pick just one for this particular list, something about Hellsongs’ take on Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” stood out to us. Sure, Sebastian Bach and the band had always been keen on ballads, but this version completely transforms the youth rebellion anthem into something more haunting.