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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Set Your Christmas Tree On Fire and Rock Out To These Metal Covers of Christmas Classics

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 3:22 PM

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With Christmas being less than two weeks away, it's sort of obvious that we're in the thick of this holiday season; Christmas lights are up all over town, holiday parties in full swing and Christmas music literally everywhere you turn. Yea, especially here in San Antonio, we sort of go hard for Jesus' birthday (which actually was sometime in September and this whole thing is actually is a Druid deal but whateverrrrrrr).

If you need a break from Mariah Carey's Christmas album, here's 10 Christmas songs that'll make sure tinsel isn't the only thing metal about Christmas.

August Burns Red
"Last Christmas"

When a band has the jingle bells to go all-in and release an entire metal album dedicated to Christmas and the winter season in general, it could go one of two ways: terrible, or fucking awesome. With August Burns Red’s 2012 record Sleddin' Hill, they did the latter and absolutely destroyed it. Back in November, the band released a sort of follow up Christmas track, a breakdown-heavy rendition of “Last Christmas” and it’s nothing short of amazing.


"All I Want for Christmas"

Pummeling like a yeti crossing a mountainside during a blizzard, Melodic death metal folk Starkill have a cover of “All I Want for Christmas” that easily incorporates the fastest double-bass kicks that we’ve ever heard in a Christmas song.

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