First of all, I was kind of surprise that Dee Snider
would have anything to do with the holidays or Christmas.
Twisted Sister dives into Commercial City and unleashes some covers of holiday classics, of course, heavy metal style.
The album is certainly not terrible by any stretch of the imagination but it feels hurried
due to the album deadline. The band even cancelled
several shows this summer, including two in England on June 27th [London Hammersmith Apollo] and 28th [Nottingham Rock City] and turn down four high-profile festivals in Europe.
This album doesn't offer any new materials. Considered as their last album, it shows effortless musicianship and lack of creativity. The song, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, converted into the music of “We're Not Gonna Take It”,
reminds me when I realized that you can sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” perfectly to Judas Priest 's “Heading Out to the Highway”. Also, the
power ballad treatment of “I'll Be Home For Christmas” done as a duet with Lita Ford. This song seems to be good but again nothing is new here, Ozzy have done it better in "Close My Eyes Forever". The only two songs that might get more success are
“Deck the Halls” and “Let it Snow”.
Overall the album aims to sell the band's name, "Twisted Sister" instead of the music.
Track of "A Twisted Christmas "