The 12 Days of Reviewmas: Day 1: A Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sisterchristangrant Welcome to the 12 Days of Reviewmas this is a post series where i post a a review each day starting from December 12 and ending on Christmas Eve: In today's post i will be reviewing A Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sister. I'm pretty sure most of yall reading this post know who Twisted Sister but in case you don't they are a rock band from New York USA and are most known for making the songs We're Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock both of those songs are what defined popular rock music in the 1980s and are classics that are still good to this day. Now i have only heard 1 album from Twisted Sister which is Stay Hungry the album that contains I Wanna Rock and We're Not Gonna Take It and i did like that album it wasn't perfect but there were some great songs on there but anyway let's get on to the information of this album.
A Twisted Christmas is the 7th and final studio album by Twisted Sister, it was released on October 17th, 2006 which The album features classic Christmas songs performed in Metal and Hard Rock versions, often featuring lyrical changes
Holiday carol " Oh Come All Ye Faithful ", which heavily inspired the band's popular song " We're Not Gonna Take It ", is recorded in a style exactly like the song. The group's take on the carol has become one of their most well-known songs since their 1980s heyday, with Twisted Sister creating a comedic music video involving the band members crashing a holiday celebration in a bickering couple's home. With that being said let's go on to the review.
Track 1: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
This cover is a pretty good start to the album it is unique that it starts off like a ballad however a guy starts talking and say "This ain't Twisted Sister, This is Twisted Sister" which then the song switches to the style of Twisted Sister and it is well done and i like the sense of humor in this song so overall this song is a great way to open the album.
Track 2: Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
Haha, it is nice that they turned a traditional Christmas song into a song that resembles their hit song "We're Not Gonna Take It" it's a interesting and fun listen i don't have much else to say but this song is excellent and the music video is pretty fun watch too.
Track 3: White Christmas
The riff of this song is very good and is a metal riff which you wouldn't expect Twisted Sister to be a metal band but however they are, they are even on the Metal Archives but they don't just play heavy metal they also play Hard Rock but anyway this song so far is my favorite song from this album because of the awesome metal riff and this song is pretty underrated as well.
Track 4: I'll Be Home For Christmas
This song is a slower song and is done in sorta a ballad style it's very good but not the better than last few song, To be fair though the guitar solo is very good it's not too short and it's not too long so overall if weren't for the vocals here this song would be another fine song.
Track 5: Silver Bells
Now we get to probably the best song on this album this song is very good and the performance from everyone here is good it's a great cover of a great Christmas classic. Plus again another fun music video, Twisted Sister are good at making those.
Track 6: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Now this song isn't exactly my favorite Christmas Song the original version isn't very good however this version is much better because it adds a guitar riff however it gets repetitive and it' snot as good as the other songs were.
Track 7: Let It Snow
The beginning of this song sounds very similar to the beginning of Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath but that doesn't bother me because this song is again a very good song with a very nice riff and just like White Christmas it's also underrated another very good metal cover of a Christmas classic.
Track 8: Deck the Halls
The riffs of this song were based on The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy it's not an exact match but its somewhat similar but anyway another great cover of a Christmas classic not much else for me to say but it's a good song with a good riff even if it is based on another song, so let's move on.
Track 9: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Here is the weakest song on this album the riffs are boring and not that great this ain't a awful cover but it's pretty weak compared to most of the other songs from this album. It' kinda sounds like a Alice Cooper song, but moving on,
Track 10: Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
Apparently Ozzy Osbourne was a big influence to Twisted Sister so they decided to make up their own lyrics fro The Twelve Day's of Christmas with the promised gifts being "twelve silver crosses, eleven black mascaras, ten pairs of platforms, nine tattered t-shirts, eight pentagrams, seven leather jackets, six cans of hairspray, five skull-head rings, four quarts of Jack, three studded belts, two pairs of spandex pants, and a tattoo of Ozzy." This song is a good Heavy Metal version of the Twelve Day's of Christmas and sure does sound like what a metal head would get for the Twelve Day's of Christmas.
Track 11: We Wish You A Twisted Christmas (Hidden Track)
So here's a 30 second Hidden Track which is a cover/parody of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The song is good at what it's supposed to do be a fun little hidden track so with that this concludes the album.
So now that i have listened to all the tracks from this album time to add up the score
so 10 (x9) + 8(x2) = 106 - 10 = 96/100
Album Rating: 96/100
This is a very good Christmas album because it's a great collection of covers of classic Christmas songs it is also a good final album for Twisted Sister's discography so this album is recommended however i have a feeling the album tomorrow will be the better and probably be the best album out of all of the albums i'm going to review.
Next Review: Christmas Eve and Other Stories - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Good review. What does hidden track mean? - Skullkid755
A hidden track is a piece of music usually appearing silence example after the last song on Nevermind by Nirvana there is 10 minutes of silence which after those ten minutes a song called Endless, Namless plays that's what a hidden track is - christangrant
Interesting. How does the silence work though? - Skullkid755
It's just silence I.E no sound is being played. - christangrant
Oh. You can put just silence for a long time on an album? - Skullkid755
yes - christangrant
I liked your series idea because I love rocked out Xmas songs and even "metalized" Xmas songs.
My favorite song on this album is Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas).
I guess my choice wouldn't surprised anyone - Metal_Treasure