“Jingle All The Way” by Austrian Death Machine

Artist: Austrian Death Machine
Title: “Jingle All The Way”
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: 12/19/2011
Genre: Death Metal/Comedy Metal
Rating: 2.5/5

Just when you thought it was safe to do your holiday shopping it would seem that Tim Lambesis and Ahnold were back and ready to give you another slap in the chops as only their Austrian Death Machine project can. Their two new songs are done with the Christmas season in mind and offer homage to the 1996 comedy film “Jingle All The Way” (hence the title); If for some reason you don’t recall the film based on your age group, well it starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad who played the part of two dads hunting for a last minute Christmas present for their respective sons. A “Turbo Man” action figure. The hijinks and catch phrases in the film are played out in these two songs. The third track originally hails from the bands “Double Brootal” album and pokes a little fun at the guttural growling that is prevalent in most Death Metal bands.

For those in the unaware this is the bands second holiday outing, with the first being “A Very Brutal Christmas” but despite this fact to me this kind of release is something that I will listen to once, perhaps twice. It’s a hoot if you like the kind of thrashing that it gives you but for the holidays it is not as timeless as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or even as kitsch as the Twisted Sister Christmas ends up being so is for a strictly limited audience. This is more for fans of Tim Lambesis’ work who might be eager to snare anything that he touches but for those who are not in that camp I will suggest they surf around to hear it before they decide to purchase a download for their iPod.

Track Listing:
1. I’m Not A Pervert
2. Turbo Man
3. Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies

Official Website: www.austriandeathmachine.com

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