Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal

Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal
Styles: Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Recording Location: Lambesis Studios, San Marcos, CA
Genre: Pop\Rock
Album: Total Brutal
Release Date: July 22, 2008
Artist: Austrian Death Machine
Duration: 38:27

As a rule, Republicans aren't very popular among metal artists. Metal, with its over the top spirit of defiance and rebellion, epitomizes everything that extreme social conservatives rail against (although hip-hop seems to have replaced metal as the favorite musical whipping boy of the cultural far right). But not all Republicans are drooling social conservatives. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action film star turned governor of California, has represented the more socially liberal wing of the GOP -- and he receives an enthusiastic metal salute from As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis on Total Brutal. Lambesis' side project doesn't sound anything like As I Lay Dying; both are metal, but unlike As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine favors thrash of the Megadeth/Exodus/early Metallica variety. However, Megadeth, Exodus and Metallica were never novelty acts -- which is exactly what Austrian Death Machine is.

Unapologetically campy and goofy, Total Brutal pays tribute to The Governator with lyrics that were inspired by his films. Lambesis is the man in the driver's seat, although Chad Ackerman (of the band Chapter 14) is on board for an impression of Schwarzenegger -- and his impression isn't half bad. Humorous tracks like "Come with Me If You Want to Live," "Who Is Your Daddy, and What Does He Do?," "If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It," and "You Have Just Been Erased" have a good laugh at The Governator's expense, but it isn't a condescending laugh -- not in the least. Rather, Lambesis' Schwarzenegger parody is obviously the work of someone who is a major Schwarzenegger fan; this 2008 release is a prime example of imitation being a form of flattery. Total Brutal is slightly inconsistent, but on the whole, it is a decent thrash outing that is good for some laughs -- as well as some free publicity for The Governator.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Hello California / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine1:24
Get to the Choppa / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Jason Suecof2:47
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Mark MacDonald2:23
All of the Songs Sound the Same / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine0:12
I Am a Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Dan Fitzgerald3:33
Come with Me If You Want to Live / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Adam Dutkiewicz3:47
What It's Like to Be a Singer at Band Practice / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine1:18
Who Is Your Daddy, And What Does He Do? / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Nick Hipa3:11
You Have Just Been Erased / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Mark MacDonald2:21
Broo-Tall Song Idea / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine0:38
Here Is Subzero, Now Plain Zero / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Eyal Levi / Emil Werstler3:09
So Far, So Good, So Let's Talk About It / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine0:42
Screw You (Benny) / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Jason Suecof2:49
Why? / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine0:25
If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Jason Barnes3:43
It's Not a Tumor / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine feat: Mark MacDonald3:16
No So Hidden Track / Tim LambesisAustrian Death Machine2:49

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