First off, I hate metalcore, and knowing that this album is produced by profesional Crybaby, and frontman for Corporate Christian sell-out trendcore band, As i Lay Crying (as "Arnold" refers to his band), Tim Lambesis was definitely a huge turn-off when listening to this album. Aside from that, this album is actually pretty damn good. Sure, there might be some "modern" metal sounds in some of the tunes, and there are a few more breakdowns than i would've liked to hear on this album, but it still is a solid Modern Thrash Metal
is somewhat of a concept album, all of the songs are related to quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger in some of his more famous movies (Terminators 1 and 2, Commando
, etc.), "I need your boots, your Clothes, your Motorcycle" is a great start for the album, and the 30-40 second Arnold Voice
tracks are pretty amusing also. though the song "who said you could eat my cookies?" is way more Death
-core than i can tolerate, and is by far my least favorite on the album. other than that, there isn't much -core influence in this release other than the breakdowns.
metal fans will also be surprised to find out that there are no Whiny, Cry
-baby metalcore vocals on Double Brutal
either, i was half expecting to hear some annoying vocals halfway through every song, but luckily, there are non to be heard on this record.
The Second Disc of Double Brutal
is cover tunes, most of which are decent, except for their cover version of Hellbent for Leather
, which has some pretty awful metal-core bitch vocals in the background. among the bands covered in the second disc are Metallica
, Misfits, Agnostic Front
, and surprisingly, an actual DEATH metal band, called Goretorture, and Lambesis does a great job of doing actual Death Metal
vocals on it too.
All in all, this album is pretty good, despite that it's produced by a metalcore musician. and shouldn't be ignored even if you have a strong hatred for all the Douchebag metalcore bands, because ADM is a legitimate Thrash Band.