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“All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single) by Starkill

Artist: Starkill
Title: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single)
Label: Prosthetic Records
Release Date: 12/1/2017
Genre: Holiday/Heavy Metal
Rating: 5/5

At the time of this little summary, I think that I have managed to see the band Starkill about five times over the recent years. They’re always an exciting band in concert and good folks to talk to at their merchandise table after the set. They’re all engaging and appreciative of the interest shown in them. Recently, they added a fifth member to the lineup with a young lady name Sarah Lynn Collier joining as their vocalist but don’t worry, Parker Jameson is still handling some of that. The band has chosen to introduce her to their world of fans in this throttling version of the Christmas classic made famous by Mariah Carey with “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. If you think the idea of Starkill doing a Christmas song is a bit strange I suggest that you dig into the Twisted Sister, Misfits and Dropkick Murphys offerings before casting stones. So, what of this Christmas ditty by the Trans-Starkill Orchestra? Let’s discuss.
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“All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single) by The Dollyrots

Artist: The Dollyrots
Title: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Single)
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 12/12/2016
Genre: Holiday Punk
Rating: 4/5

I’ve been a big fan of the Pop Punk vibe when it comes to bands like Shonen Knife, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes and some others but despite hearing their name for a couple of years I had not really investigated the sounds of The Dollyrots. Earlier this evening I got the chance to end that drought of aural indulgence when I learned that the group had offered up their own version of the Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. This tune is generally all over the popular mainstream radio stations around this time of the season and I am speaking about the original one that was performed by Mariah Carey. It’s a great song altogether but how would it come across as a rocking Pop Punk number. Well I am glad that you asked.
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