Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tuck You in, Warm within, Keep You Free from Sin, Til . . . Santa He Comes?

I have to thank Khorbin for alerting me to . . . And Christmas for All! The Holiday Tribute to Metallica. It's just Christmas-sounding instrumental versions of ten Metallica classics. At first, I thought it was a travesty, a sinful desecration of some of the greatest compositions of all time.

Then, I started thinking, hey, if you have to listen to Christmas crap anyway during the traditional festivities and other such fun stuff, then why not make it some good Christmas stuff?

And then I heard it.

Don't waste your time with it. Whether you think it's a good idea or not, the result is terrible. The use of Christmas-themed instruments doesn't automatically change it to a Christmassy mood. But it did fundamentally alter the way it sounded. So what you're left with isn't Metallica, and it isn't Christmas either. It sounds more like ringtones or elevator music. It's just a waste of money. Stay away from it.