We have entered into the festive time of year! And I have some tuneage to get you in the mood. For this post we will start with some of my favs, but not really traditional. We have some comedy and some metal yuletide for your face!
First up is a song that was just shown to me the other day. His name is Kevin Bloody Wilson and he is an Australian comedic singer/songwriter. I am listing to a lot of his stuff online right now and he’s hilarious. Dirty has hell.. so you have been warned. NSFW (and some folks might find offensive). But then again DILLIGAF.
Now on to two renditions of a classic. The carol of the bells! First is by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Now I have seen these folks live and it was one of the best concerts I have EVER been too. And that’s saying a lot. The stories were absolutely amazing. I have another song that will be on another post. It’s so beautiful that it gives me the feels EVERY time I listen to it. I actually thought Metallica was involved in the song below, alas they are not. But it is staple in the Innes family Xmas festivities.
Next up is another rendition of the Carol of the Bells. But this time it goes out to August Burns Red. Not as theatrical as TSO, but ABR does a great job!
This is another instrumental that I love. Dudes name is Gary Hoey, and he shreds. He has a couple Xmas albums out and he also does some of his own. Check him out if you love a good solo ripper! This is his rendition of “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch”. Horns up and crank it to 11!
And let’s end it METAL AS FUCK! Check out this masterpiece from “We Wish You A Metal X-Mas and a Headbanging New Year“. You have metal royalty on this track – Blasko, John Tempesta, Dez Fafara, Doug Aldrich! Enjoy, I will post a couple more over the next little bit. Are there some heavy classics I have missed? Also closer to Xmas I will post my top 10 Xmas songs of the season! Email me firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what are your favourites!