Once upon a time...when Tim Lambesi caused positive headlines in the music field: in those days, he founded a band called Austrian Death Machine, created a debut album called "Total Brutal" and decorated its cover with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator. A tribute to the Austrian featuring perfect Trash rhythms. It's still worth it!
Tracklist - Total brutal
- 1.Hello California
- 2.Get To The Choppa
- 3.Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers
- 4.All Of The Songs Sound The Same
- 5.I Am A Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endos
- 6.Come With Me If You Want To Live
- 7.What It's Like To Be A Singer At Band Practice
- 8.Who Is Your Daddy, And What Does He Do?
- 9.You Have Just Been Erased
- 10.Broo-Tall Song Idea
- 11.Here Is Subzero, Now Plain Zero
- 12.So Far, So Good, So Let's Talkabout It
- 13.Screw You (Benny)
- 15.If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It
- 16.It's Not A Tumor
- 17.Not So Hidden Track
EMP Editorial Team (11.06.2008)
Which historical personality could be on the cover of this album (the band name... The title...) Naah, old legendary illustrator Ed Repka (who, among others, has worked for Megadeth, Evildead, Toxik...) didn't "portray" Hitler, but "only" muscle macho Arnold Schwarzenegger. The motif, reminding you faintly of the "Peace sells...." colours, adds zest to this side project of Tim Lambesis (As I lay Dying's front man). Mr. L. rants about the songs in the obligatory "radio play" intros: why do they all sound alike? Because they're all totally brutal... Well, the similarities don't go too far, and in "I am a cybernetic organism,...", for instance, there is some melodious singing in the chorus. Pubertal metalcore screams are a no-no here, although, similar to Municipal Waste, old school thrash and hefty hardcore are part of the recipe. Imagine Carnivore fuck The Spudmonsters - and the latter giving birth to this hell of a baby... We have a Chris Barnes parody, a duet of Ahhhnold with the real Predator and numerous guest soli of well-known household names... That's how I like my thrash!