Metal Covers of Pat Benatar & Duran Duran

“INVINCIBLE” Soul Side In (Pat Benatar cover)

Soul_Side_In_InvincibleSoul Side In are a little known Canadian metal band based in Alberta. Their lead singer resembles a young Willem Dafoe and after releasing a couple of CD’s, Soul Side In was chosen to open for bands as big as Buckcherry, Default, and Hinder. When their debut CD didn’t garner any big  hits, they went in a different direction for their 2nd album’s lead single. Soul Side In released a cover of Pat Benatar’s “Invincible” and the accompanying vampire/stripper themed video became a regular fixture on MuchMusic (Canada’s MTV). Benatar’s 80’s inspirational rock anthem went Top 10 in 1985 and appeared prominently on the soundtrack to cult classic, “The Legend of Billie Jean”.


When Duran Duran released “Ordinary World” and “Come Undone” in 1993, it was a transition period for the band. They were moving away from their signature 80’s New Wave-influenced sound and look. After Duran Duran’s popularity waned, this foray into the adult contemporary format opened up their fan base and both songs went Top 10. Since 1993, “Come Undone” has been often covered over the years. Metal bands inlcuding My Darkest Days, Adrenaline Mob (with Lzzy Hale), It Dies Today, and Cavo have all released their version of Duran Duran’s hit. Today we’re spotlighting Enova’s high energy cover. They’re a relatively new band from Phoenix definitely worth checking out as their career progresses.