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:
79888

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Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

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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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