Nov 12, 2013
Forget all about Twisted Sister's "Twisted Christmas".
This holiday season already has a soundtrack. Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak brings you his Death Metal renditions of some of your favorite holiday classics such as "We Three Kings" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", in a "Hellish Renditions of Christmas Classics". But before you roll your eyes and shake your head in disapproval, take my word for it. Based on a sample, this is actually pretty good.
The short EP of xmas epics is composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother/Monstrosity vocalist Mike Hrubovcak, the album was engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J., mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, and boasts five deformed Christmas classics.
J.J. states: "Far from a campy holiday metal record, "Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics" comes replete with updated arrangements, blast beats, double bass drum battery, hellbound guitar solos and new lyrics with a purpose. A death metal record first and Christmas album second, the themes of the hymns were used as a foundation for the music and can mostly be heard in the right channel. Everything else was built around the theme -- solo sections, intros, outros, harmonies, etc. It was important from the start that this album not be a joke, but a serious record that could survive outside of the Christmas season and thus the resulting symphony of sickness."
The track listing is as follows:
1. Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
2. Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)
3. Nutracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
5. O Come, O Come, Azrael (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)
Found on Metal Underground