Sonata Arctica is a GREAT band....although I'm not really that hip with their cover of Fade to Black.
Go figure, I like their cover. However, it's not uncommon to hear good bands do not-so-good covers. For example, I'm not at all fond of Firewind's cover of Breaking the Law. Motorhead's cover is good, though.
Anyway, song of the moment is "Sonic Reducer" by Dead Boys. I like the comment how the guy thought the chorus was "Sorry Medusa, I ain't no loser!" That's a pretty good shout-along lyric for a song about giving the finger to a stone-hearted ex-girlfriend. Plus, it's better than me wondering what the Andolucia region of Spain has to do with a song about being young, loud, and snotty. (Yes, I actually thought he was singing "Andolucia!" the first time I heard the song.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdu3EU6sbng