Double Brutal

Double Brutal

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by Austrian Death Machine
     
 

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis' humorous obsession with the cinematic oeuvre of Arnold Schwarzenegger gets its most indulgent showcase to date on this two-CD set. The core idea is a good one -- Lambesis writes a bunch of thrashy riffs that head much more in the direction of bands like Warbringer and …  See more details below

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As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis' humorous obsession with the cinematic oeuvre of Arnold Schwarzenegger gets its most indulgent showcase to date on this two-CD set. The core idea is a good one -- Lambesis writes a bunch of thrashy riffs that head much more in the direction of bands like Warbringer and Fueled by Fire than his own full-time outfit, then gives them lyrics and titles relating to the Schwarzography -- "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots and Your Motorcycle," "Come On, Do It, Do It, Come On, Come On, Kill Me, Do It Now," etc. -- and has some of the vocals delivered by an Arnold impersonator. The key word, though, and where this project falls apart, is the word "some." The "Arnold" voice only appears intermittently, sometimes as a spoken intro or a between-song skit, other times shouting on the chorus. The majority of the vocals are delivered in a fairly standard metalcore/thrash shout. This makes the whole thing a lot less funny than it could have otherwise been. The second disc, which features covers of metal and punk songs that have appeared in Schwarzenegger films, including Metallica's "Trapped Under Ice," Megadeth's "Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good" and Mot�rhead's "Iron Fist," would really have benefited from "Arnie" as frontman -- otherwise, they're just ordinary covers. One additional note: the instrumental work on this album is uniformly terrific, and it features plenty of shredtastic guest appearances from Billy Sheehan, Unearth guitarist Buz McGrath, the Human Abstract's Andrew Tapley, Living Sacrifice's Rocky Gray, and more. But this project may have run its course, as far as reward on listener investment is concerned.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841476927
catalogNumber:
14769
Rank:
85200

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Double Ahhnold
  2. I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, And Your Motorcycle
  3. Let off Some Steam Bennett
  4. Who Writes the Songs?
  5. It's Simple, If It Jiggles It's Fat
  6. See You at the Party Richter
  7. Hey Cookie Monster, Nothing Is as Brutal as Neaahhh
  8. Who Told You You Could Eat My Cookies?
  9. Come on Cohaagen, Give Deez People Ehyar
  10. Who Is Your Daddy, And What Does He 2?
  11. Come on, Do It, Do It, Come on, Come on, Kill Me, Do It Now
  12. Allow Me to Break the Ice
  13. Conan, What Is Best in Life?

Disc 2

  1. Intro to the Intro
  2. T2 Theme
  3. Hell Bent for Leather
  4. Time Travel: The Metallica Conspiracy
  5. Trapped Under Ice
  6. Iron Fist
  7. Recalling Mars
  8. I Turned into a Martian
  9. Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good
  10. Tactically Dangerous - Cannibal Commando
  11. Gotta Go

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Austrian Death Machine   Primary Artist
Mark MacDonald   Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Tim Lambesis   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Oboe,Vocals,Group Member
Kris Norris   Guest Appearance
Jason Suecof   Guest Appearance
Rocky Gray   Guest Appearance
Kelly Cairns   Background Vocals
Buz McGrath   Guest Appearance
Daniel Castleman   Harp
Jeff Gretz   Drums
Daniel Gregory   Vocals,Background Vocals
Josh James   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Josh James   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jp Gericke   Bass,Guest Appearance
Andrew Tapley   Guest Appearance
Ahhnold   Vocals
Chris Storey   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

James Hetfield   Composer
Brian J. Ames   Artwork
Edward Repka   Cover Art
Tim Lambesis   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
John Helmig   Engineer,Guitar Engineer
Kelly Cairns   Engineer
Daniel Castleman   Engineer
Jp Gericke   Composer
P. Taylor   Composer
E. Clark   Composer

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Double Brutal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I just finally got this album, and I gotta say, it didn't disappoint. I have had the 1st album, Total Brutal, since just after it's release, and I loved it too! For any of you metal heads out there there aren't that familiar with this band, you would probably recognize the singer in this band, if you happen to be familiar with the band As I Lay Dying. The lead singers of both are one in the same, Tim Lambesis. This is Tim's side project aside from AILD, with the aid of various other people, and in case you didn't already notice, yes...it's Arnold Schwartzeneger-themed. Basically, all songs on either album, spare a few just kinda b.s. songs, are related to him and his movies. There are some skits throughout both this album and Total Brutal, in which Tim enlists the help of the lead singer of a band called Destroy The Runner to do an Ahnold impression, at which he does a great job at, and the skits involving him are hilarious! The metal is brutal and awesome too. For any of you metal heads out there that like both good metal and humor, then check out this and Total Brutal. Great stuff!
darthroofman More than 1 year ago
In the follow-up album from Tim Lambesis' "Total Brutal", you get two Ahnolds, a slew of excellent original songs, and a second disc of extremely well done cover tunes from Arnold's movie soundtracks. Tim is able to replicate the feel of each band's unique sound, feel and riffs, including Megadeth, Cannibal Corpse, Motorhead, etc, and a truly awesome "Terminator" theme song instrumental.