Both Concepts And Born Victims Cover Maroon 5’s “Animals”

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Cover songs have long been a surefire way to grab extra attention from the press while working hard on creating original material. Whether you’re the biggest artist in the world or someone still trying to get the word out about their work, a solid cover will go a long way to further cementing your presence in the current music scene.

This week, two promising post-hardcore bands surprised fans by releasing covers of the same song on the same exact today. Both Concepts and Born Victims, two bands with a ton of hype heading into the new year, have shared unique takes on the inescapable Maroon 5 hit “Animals.” It does not appear that the bands were planning the simultaneous release, but since word got out about this curious twist of promotional fate fans have not been able to stop comparing the two covers. So, instead of making you click between posts, we’ve decided to share both covers in a single post. Click below, compare, and enjoy:

Concepts:

Born Victims:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fY9DiU_UU

In my opinion, Concepts handle the vocals better, but Born Victims win on the music front. What do you think? Is one better than the other, are both great, or would you rather neither cover ever existed? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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  • Joyce Priebe

    Oh my, I couldn’t listen all the way through either one. Maroon 5 is so great, you have to listen to them if you really want to hear Animals. Those covers just ruin the song for me.

  • Kyle

    I think both bands did a great job with the cover. The song choice was prime for a heavy remake. But, Born Victims blew Concepts out of the water musically. Also, the fact that they added a little bit of their own flair to the song made the cover even better.

  • Brandon Hall

    You’re on drugs. The concepts cover was better produced, far better vocals, and better on just about any level “musically” But both covers where good and both bands deserve kudos C:

  • Brandon Hall

    Obviously if this isn’t your style of music you wouldn’t like these covers. NO BRAINER