Album Details

RELEASE
October 17, 2006
LABEL
Demolition
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hair Metal, Holidays, Christmas, Hard Rock, Pop-Metal

Album Review

Holiday-themed albums need to either be pretty good, horrifically terrible, or completely original to cause even the jolliest head to turn. Twisted Christmas, a ten-track collection of yuletide classics from the band that once writhed atop a convertible singing the song "Burn in Hell" near the end of Pee Wee's Big Adventure, manages to achieve all three. Twisted Sister was always a group that would occasionally transcend their hair metal image with some truly majestic and powerful rock & roll, so it comes as no surprise that they filter the beloved Christmas carol through the same makeup-smeared sieve that brought the world "I Wanna Rock," "Wake Up the Sleeping Giant," and "The Prize." In fact, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" sounds so much like a reimagining of "We're Not Gonna Take It," the listener can't help but become outraged at all of the injustice in the world. "Deck the Halls" sounds like a Ramones tune, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," featuring guest vocalist Lita Ford, could have launched a thousand lighters at any stadium in the late '80s, and the absolutely embarrassing "Heavy Metal Christmas" ("12 silver crosses, 11 black mascaras, ten pairs of platforms, nine tattered T-shirts, eight pentagrams, seven leather jackets, six cans of hair spray, five skullhead rings, four quarts of Jack, three studded belts, two pairs of spandex pants, and a tattoo of Ozzy") is almost impossible to turn off without seeing it through to its loathsome but charming end.
James Christopher Monger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232051&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  2. Oh Come All Ye Faithfulhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232057&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  3. White Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232069&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  4. I'll Be Home for Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232078&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  5. Silver Bellshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232088&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claushttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232093&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  7. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-twisted-christmas/id194326833?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Deck the Hallshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232189&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232192&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  10. Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=334232199&id=334232042&at=11l9vR
  11. [Untitled Track]http://itunes.apple.com/album/a-twisted-christmas/id194326833?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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