Austrian Death Machine – Jingle All The Way [2011]

Band: Austrian Death Machine
Album: Jingle All The Way (single)
Release year: 2011
Genre: metalcore

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After “A Very Brutal Christmas” 3 years ago, Austrian Death Machine are back to spice up the season. In case you don’t know who these guys are, they’re a bunch of buddies of Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) making fun of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a metalcore format. So it’s not a coincidence that this 3-track single has the same title of Schwarzenegger’s 1996 movie.

Don’t think that, just because it’s a parody, it lacks quality or dedication. In fact, the song with the funniest title, “Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies?”, has the guitar solo I like the most in this work, although all the guitar parts here are wonderful – by the fingers of Jason Suecof (Capharnaum), Eyal Levi (Dååth), Mark MacDonald (Mercury Switch) and James Gericke (Death By Stereo).

Lambesis has a little help concerning vocals – not sung but spoken, playing the role of… Ahhnold: Josh Robert Thompson (famous for impersonating celebrities as – you guessed! – Schwarzenegger) on “It’s Turbo Time” and multi-talented Chad Ackerman on “I’m Not A Pervert”.

“It’s Turbo Time” is a metalcore piece in all its glory, while “I’m Not A Pervert” it’s a lot more thrash. And “Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies” focus on death metal elements. So all this aggressive music styles, performed by a variety of professional artists, combined with a hilarious sense of humour both on lyrics and attitude, could only result in a “must-have” to all metalheads out there this Christmas.

5/5

Renata “Pieni” Lino

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