Genre(s): Thrash Metal/Crossover
Lyrical theme(s):Arnold Schwarzenegger, Comedy, Movies
Origin: United States of America (San Marcos, California)
Label: Full-length, Metal Blade Records
Relased: July 22nd, 2008
Quality: vbr 195 kbps / 4410kHz / Joint Stereo
Tim Lambesis recorded the first version of all instruments himself, but some parts were redone by JP Gericke on guitar and Mike Catalano on cymbals to make the sound tighter.
Track 6 features Tim Lambesis on trumpet/keyboard and Jerad Buckwalter on cymbals as well as gang vocals by Joey St. Lucas, Meggan Lambesis, Duane Reed & Marc Kohlbry
Tracks 3, 9, & 16 feature guitar solos by Mark MacDonald (Mercury Switch)
Tracks 2 & 13 feature guitar solos by Jason Suecof
Track 11 features guitar solos by Eyal Levi & Emil Werstler (both of Daath)
Track 5 features a guitar solo by Dan Fitzgerald
Track 6 features a guitar solo by Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage)
Track 8 features a guitar solo by Nick Hipa (As I Lay Dying)
Track 15 features a guitar solo by Jason Barnes
Track 2 & 15 are quotes from "Predator"
Track 3 is a quote from "Last Action Hero"
Track 5 & 6 are quotes from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
Track 8 & 16 are quotes from "Kindergarten Cop"
Track 9 is a quote from "Eraser"
Track 11 is a quote from "The Running Man"
Track 13 is a quote form "Total Recall"
1. Hello California 01:25
2. Get to the Choppa 02:47
3. Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers 02:23
4. All of the Songs Sound the Same 00:13
5. I Am a Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton 03:34
6. Come With Me If You Want to Live 03:48
7. What It's Like to Be a Singer At Band Practice 01:18
8. Who Is Your Daddy, and What Does He Do? 03:12
9. You Have Just Been Erased 02:22
10. Broo-Tall Song Idea 00:39
11. Here Is Subzero, Now Plain Zero 03:09
12. So Far, So Good, So Let's Talk About It 00:42
13. Screw You (Benny) 02:50
14. Why? 00:25
15. If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It 03:43
16. It's Not a Tumor 03:17
17. Not So Hidden Track 02:49
Total playing time 38:27
Tim Lambesis - All Instruments and Vocals (As I Lay Dying (US), Society's Finest, Point of Recognition)
Chad Ackerman - Arnold Schwarzenegger Impressions/Additional Vocals (Destroy the Runner)
Solo/side project of Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying (US).
Lambesis is also the manager for Alternative/Metalcore act Destroy the Runner.
Whenever a new band comes out I often hear it said, "that's exactly what you'd expect from a heavy band." I beg to differ. Austrian Death Machine is exactly what you should hear from a heavy band.
- a continuously fast paced tempo you can always circle pit to
- the obvious build up to a breakdown you'll know how to mosh to
- classic sing alongs we to pile up and sing along with
- a guitar solo in every song
And yes... I would never leave out the obvious key component. Cliche vocals that sound really angry! None of this scary screaming with makeup or goofy lows that we can all make under our breath. Lastly, let move onto lyrical content. I've heard plenty of metal bands steal lyrics from angry fourth graders that hate going to church or don't want to clean their rooms. Now it's time to steal lyrics from the great minds of Hollywood screen writers that at least made it to sixth grade. Don't miss listening to the hit track "Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers." Bottom line, Austrian Death Machine is fast, pissed, brutal and every song has a guitar solo. You won't find fantasy lyrics or overly poetic personal jargon. There are only forcefully chanted, testosterone drive phrases that our sweet governor Arnold would approve of. Austrian Death Machine is a tribute to the great Arnold movies. It is a band fronted by Ahhnold with music I wrote and recorded in my free time. But, most importantly, I had so much fun!