Reviewed! Twisted Sister - A Twisted Xmas - Live In Las Vegas

Twisted Sister
A Twisted Xmas - Live In Las Vegas
Eagle Rock Entertainment

On one hand, the sheer idea of an 80’s monster like Twisted Sister releasing an album full of Christmas songs sounds insane and perhaps a bit out of left field, but on the other hand, it sounds genius. The end result, Twisted Christmas, was a rousing success, so much so that now we all have the chance to hear it live on A Twisted Xmas - Live In Las Vegas. In addition to comfortable staples such as “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (honestly what kind of Twisted Sister would this be without them), the band tears through all of your Christmas favorites, songs that come out the other end of the Twisted Sister machine revamped and re-imagined, making such timeless classics like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” worth discovering all over again thanks to booming percussions, chugging electric guitars and frontman Dee Snider’s trademark snarl. Perhaps the highlight is the bands take on “12 Days of Christmas,” a song which somehow slips Jack Daniels and spandex into the liner notes. If nothing else, A Twisted Xmas - Live In Las Vegas is frivolous, but most of all its fun as hell.  

Grade: B-
Go Download: “Come All Ye Faithful”