As even the hardiest of metal heads would testify, heavy metal Christmas music is awful. So awful, however, it (almost) becomes essential listening. So, for compilations called Monster Ballads Xmas, We Wish You A Hairy Christmas and the similar (albeit longer-titled) We Wish You A Metal Xmas… And A Headbanging New Year, MusicRadar salutes you!
Here’s the first of two entries from We Wish You A Metal Xmas…, hard rock legends Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi take on that oldest of ye olde carols, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
Listen:Ronnie James Dio and Tony Iommi - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Buy: We Wish You A Metal Xmas… And A Headbanging New Year