Chuck Schuldiner Project

Saturday, December 4, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Xmas

So today we bought our Christmas Tree. So what does this mean for you? Why We Wish You a Metal Christmas of course! This is an album featuring a bunch of unique supergroups featuring all sorts of metal gods. You get to hear Iommi, Dio, Alice Cooper, and Lemmy among others. They take every over used christmas carols and makes them into awesome heavy metal. Everybody who likes heavy metal and christmas (aka every sane human being) should love this album. Some of the people performing together on here are like dream supergroups. Try Iommi, Dio, Steven Wright and Rudy Sarzo on the best version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ever. Supergroups you and I fantasize about being formed come together. Some of the songs are simply silly but overall the lyrics stay true to the original version.
Run Rudolph Run, the amazing Chuck Berry track sounds amazing with distorted guitars and Lemmy singing to it. The guitar parts composed for the music are 100% pure awesome heavy metal. There are quite a few excellent solos here as well, especially in We Wish You a Merry Xmas. The vocalists are pretty much set to match the music. So Lemmy was probably chosen after Grohl for Run Rudolph Run for example. Dio is the perfect vocalist for his song God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Alice Cooper provides the perfect feel for Santa Claws, making it sound like some sort of demon worshipping song.
Some bits sound like they were taken from the artists earlier songs. For example God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen reminds me of a black sabbath song I can not quite name. The guitar is classic heavy metal overall though. It is overall reminiscent of early black sabbath and other early really heavy bands like Deep Purple. The vocalists are all perfect while the guitarists all get to show off their strengths with some of the best vocalists in heavy metal. This is a really cool album, that combines both humor and pure hardcore heavy metal. It just brings a smile to my face to hear George Lynch provide a guitar solo for Little Drummer Boy. This album makes me considerably more supportive of Christmas caroling.
Overall this is a really good album it just lacks some notable songs, AKA Jingle Bells. Still this album is worth listening to at anytime of the year really and I just love it. Tim “Ripper” Owens singing along to a heavy metal blues track about Santa Claus is just something that forces you to smile at the irony of it all. This also supports my theory of the holy trinity. Santa Claus, Jimmy Page, and Chuck Norris. You have to admit thats a good theory. Anyway this is the best christmas album I have ever heard. So go listen to it know kids, and Merry Christmas.
OVERALL 9.5/10

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