Diamond Head is an early heavy metal often cited as major influences over some of the more popular acts to come after them. Diamond Head only released a few albums and although they’ve got some really solid material out there, the song Am I Evil? is what they are most known for. It’s also my favorite song by them and in my opinion, their version is the best.

Here’s the original.

Metallica’s version of the song

Several bands have written songs that are inspired by the song Am I Evil? by either borrowing/stealing riffs and vocal melodies from the original. Here’s two that immediately come to mind.

Danzig’s Am I Demon?

Megadeth’s When


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