It probably doesn’t help to beat myself up over these things, but I’m not proud to admit that it took me 136 days for me to realize the brilliance (or, at least, novelty-entertainment value) of Austrian Death Machine‘s Total Brutal.
The premise of the album is nearly enough to sell you on its value: Metal album of songs based on themes from Arnold Schwarzenegger films, sung by an impersonator of the, uh, Governator. Feel free to take a break from the post to go ahead and purchase a copy. I wouldn’t blame you.
“It’s Not A Tumor”:
It’s on Metal Blade, it involves the singer from As I Lay Dying, and it’s a novelty metal disc. Where have I been? I’m so ashamed.
“Who Is Your Daddy And What Does He Do?”:
All credit in this case must go to Cosmo Lee, a writer for Pitchfork and Decibel who gave his top ten list to Brandon Stosuy as part of his Show No Mercy year end wrap-up. Thank you, Cosmo Lee, wherever you are. Who says that year-end lists are a waste of time now?
Austrian Death Machine [MySpace]