Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Metal Christmas songs

I think that I wrote on this topic last year, but not many people were reading it back then and I decided to rate a few songs.

AC/DC-Mistress for Christmas(1990)
Just another average song off of Razor's edge. Someone must have said "hey, Mistress rhymes with Christmas so let's write a song called that because it sounds kind of dirty". I seem to remember t-shirts of this with Angus holding a big bag with a woman's legs sticking out of it.

Venom-Black Christmas(1987)
An alright song from Venom, but just another their typical negative semi-satanic dribble as far as lyrics.

King Diamond-No presents for Christmas(1985)
This single was the first thing the King did after going solo. It's a good song, but a bit of a downer as far as jolly Christmas songs go.

220 Volt-Heavy Christmas(198?)
Probably the best metal Christmas song I know of as far as music and message. I assume they mean heavy as in heavy metal rather than "oh, that fruitcake made me feel heavy".


***What Christmas metal songs do you know of and what do you like?

30 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

I've only heard the AC/DC song.

Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
Jon Bon Jovi's done a couple I think.
Linkin Park - My December
Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing a holiday song meme now...I put AC/DC on it and don't forget Trans-Siberian Orchastra...If you really like "christmas music"!

5:01 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I have not heard 220 Volt, but I do know AC/DC's, which is really quite lifeless.

I have yet to hear a good metal Christmas song, even though the new Twisted Sister one is kind of catchy.

-- david

5:03 AM  
Blogger DPTH International said...

I repeat ... Check out A Brutal christmas for some extreme metal renditions of the classics. Everything from thrash to Black/Death metal it's fantastic!

I also have a sickenly brutal cover of "Jingle Bells" that is great, but I don't know who it's by. One hell of a death metal tune.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Twisted Sister just put out a Chrismas album which scares me. Also it isn't metal but The Kinks Father Christmas is a great christmas song.

3:48 PM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

I don't really know any rockin' christmas songs, so to speak, other than I.Am.Santa.Claus. (instead of Iron Man) from a few years ago, which I found to be amusing for a while. And then there's that Billy Squier one, but I doubt it falls into your category. :)

6:21 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I listened to some of Twisted Christmas and it's kinda funny, but in a way that I suspect would wear off on the second listen.

A much better new Christmas album (although maybe not of much interest here) is Bootsy Collins' Chistmas is 4 Ever. Bootsy brings the crazy funk as usual, but with his own brand of holiday spirit. it's completely bananas.

These aren't metal, but several good rock (or pop) Christmas songs are "Father Christmas" by the Kinks, "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-DMC and "Christmastime" by Blues Traveller.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is one thing that makes me glad when Christmas is over! It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly talented musicians can even more incredibly bad music.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Sgt Fluffy said...

Not really Metal, but Billy Idol-Yellin at the Christmas Tree.

Twisted Sister-12 days of Metal Christmas.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous HardRock Hideout said...

There is one Christmas CD out there called a Very Hairy Christmas or something like that, that has a bunch of 80's big hair bands doing X-mas songs. It is hard to find, and I hear its ok.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous HardRock Hideout said...

Check out this link from our friends over at Sleaze Roxx!

http://www.sleazeroxx.com/wforum/viewtopic.php?t=789

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Baby Jebus said...

Anything by X-mas Project or TSO.

There is an album out there called "A Brutal Christmas"

King Diamond has a lot.

One I love though is Type O Negative's Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Pete said...

Spinal Tap - Christmas with the Devil.

Classic!

4:57 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I love the 'Iron Man' parody. 'I am Santa Claus.'

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Walid said...

uh how bout twisted sister- heavy metal christmas? its on youtube

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if anybody's
already said this-- to
lazy to read them all,
but Korn did an AWESOME
remake of Jingle Bells.
It's really good, doesn't
sound like Jonathan though.

7:20 AM  
Blogger nick said...

iron maiden has done one called mother russia

3:23 PM  
OpenID parasiteladyxo said...

there's Type O Negative - Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

There's also some albums i think one is "Hairy Christmas" with bands like Danger Danger and LA Guns, and Monster Ballads XMas as well.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check this:

wednesday13's "Burried By Christmas"

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Declare War- Carol of the bells
I declare war- Rudolf the red nose reindeer

REAL death metal CHRISTMAS style

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Korn - Jingle Bells

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely i declare war- Rudolf the red nose reindeer, jingle bell rock, and carol of the bells and also august burns red- carol of the bells

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

Don't forget We Wish You a Metal Christmas. It's a compilation album of songs by supergroups including rock and metal legends from Alice Cooper to Dave Grohl.

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-30860-Anaheim-Metal-Music-Examiner~y2009m11d26-Anaheim-metal-music-mecca

12:55 PM  
Blogger Alessandro Piana said...

http://www.eniaksolution.com/alex. A list of Metal Christmas review. Check it out! More are coming!

Bye!

Alex

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

carol of bells and o come, o come emannuel by august burns red

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Austrian Death Machine-Jingle Bells with the Govinator

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know who else does carol of the bells besides august burns red?? i cant think of it at all its on limewire alot and it has national lapoons Christmas vacation in the song

2:34 AM  
Blogger Sesselja said...

Carol of the Bells - August Burns Red (it's awesome)

and also Jingle Bell Rock - Thousand Foot Krutch :)

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't heard of any of them but these are a couple new ones i kinda like

X-M@$ - Corey Taylor
Stripper Christmas Summer Weekend - GWAR

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in addition to carol of the bells, august burns red does "o come emmanuel", and "little drummer boy"... there really needs to be an xmas album with the likes of tbdm, asp, abrb, log, cob, etc

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to hear some awesome christmas metal check out august burns reds christmas songs!

4:55 AM  

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