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
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.