Butchering The Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute Review

artist: Various Artists date: 02/09/2007 category: compact discs
Various Artists: Butchering The Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute
Release Date: Oct 24, 2006
Label: Restless
Genres: Tribute Albums, Heavy Metal, Pop-Metal
Number Of Tracks: 12
Butchering the Beatles, fares a little better than most tribute albums, but it still falls way short of being anything like an essential or even necessary collection.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Butchering The Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute Reviewed by: irishman, on february 09, 2007
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Sound: This album is basically what it says on the tin, a list of Beatles songs covered by classic and famous metalheads. As would be expected, the musical skills on this CD are fantastic, we're talking total guitar shredwork here, it's very interesting to hear some of the songs you probably only ever heard before when driving in the car with your dad with added screaming guitars. The album also features a good range of songs from The Beatles' catalogue, you have the classic pop-like of Day Tripper and Hey Jude, but also the more experimental Tomorrow Never Knows and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. // 10

Lyrics: There's a broad range of lyrical skills on this album, due to the fact that every song has a different vocalist. The vocal skills actually match all the songs very well. Hearing Lemmy singing "Back In The USSR" is a bit weird at first, but after the inital shock it actually sounds great! // 8

Overall Impression: This is a great album, if you don't even like the beatles, this has some great songs and axe skills on it. I love the overall sound of the album, and if you're just getting into the world of the more instrumental-orientated guitarists, it could serve as a great introduction into their styles and alilities, while also introducing you to some classic greats such as Dio and Billy Idol. The most impressive song on the album is either Hey Bulldog or Hey Jude. Definitely worth a listen. // 10

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