Rule the Yule: Keeping the METAL in Xmas!

Spread the metal:

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KRAMPUS By Llorenzi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The cold embrace of winter has arrived and with it the Christmastide season. Several heavy bands have successfully metalized traditional Christmas songs, but for every good tune there are several duds and a saturation of Christmas guitar instrumentals. Winter however, is a season perfectly suited to sonic blasts of heavy and dark music. The possibilities are frankly, endless.

We asked the staff at Metal-Rules to provide a few songs each that fit the theme of winter or metal Christmas tunes. The results can be streamed below via YouTube or Spotify. There are some expected classic selections, but also many lesser known tunes that reflect a variety of styles. If we missed a favorite of yours, please let us know in the comments section!

Listen on Spotify here – or with the below player:

Listen on YouTube: