Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal
Metal Blade
Brutal Thrash/Death/Metalcore
17 songs (38:27)
Release year: 2008
MySpace Page, Metal Blade
Reviewed by Jeff
Surprise of the month

The bands name is Austrian Death Machine! The album title is Total Brutal! The album cover can best be described as a comic book styled depiction of Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, or the Governator if you will. These three things alone should have you laughing your ass off! But wait, there is more! Turn the CD over and start reading the song titles on the back; Get to the Choppa, If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It, It’s Not A Tumor, I am a Cybernetic Organism - Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton, Screw You (Benny), etc. Is anyone starting to get the joke here?

Austrian Death Machine is the brainchild of Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying). Austrian Death Machine is his solo/side project where he plays all instruments. Ahhhnold does the vocals (which is probably Tim as well, doing his finest, dead on impression of the Governator). The band and the songs are entirely based on Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.

The album title Total Brutal is an excellent one for the CD and holds no barred as to what one can expect from this slab of death metal; technical,crushing drum pounding as hard as the endoskeleton of a T-800; aggressive, technical guitar riffs and leads as fast as the strike of a Predator; throat irritating, growling vocals and plenty of Ahhhnold impressions, with spoken dialogue both between songs and some during the songs. This album is an apocalyptic nuclear blast of killer music. It's some of the best death metal I've heard in a long time! The recording, mix and production on this album is nothing short of incredible! The drums and guitars are in your face!

What makes this a fun album is not so much the parody aspect but trying to guess what movies the song titles come from. Most of the lyrics to the songs give the listener a mini synopsis of some of the most memorable scenes from that particular movie. Also, try saying Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers fast five times!

There are plenty of other classic Arnold Schwarzenegger movie lines that can be written into songs. If Austrian Death Machine is to release another album, I'd like to see song titles like Hasta La Vista, Baby!, I'll Be Back!, You Are One Ugly Mutha Fucka! and KROM!.

Total Brutal should please any fan of brutal death metal and any fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his movies! This album makes you want to go out and kill!

Killing Songs :
Get to the Choppa, If It Bleeds We Can Kill It, I am a Cybernetic Organism Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton, Screw You (Benny), Come With Me if You Want to Live, Who is Your Daddy and What Does He Do, It’s Not A Tumor
Jeff quoted 84 / 100
Other albums by Austrian Death Machine that we have reviewed:
Austrian Death Machine - Double Brutal reviewed by Kyle and quoted 73 / 100
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