Total Brutal

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Total Brutal
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 2008
GenreCrossover thrash, metalcore, parody music
LabelMetal Blade
ProducerTim Lambesis, Adam Dutkiewicz
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Total Brutal is the debut full-length album by Austrian Death Machine, a project of As I Lay Dying's vocalist Tim Lambesis. The band and record are based upon Arnold Schwarzenegger and his movies. Tim plays all of the instruments (apart from guest solo guitar work) and performs vocals but "Ahhhnold" is billed as the vocalist. Destroy the Runner vocalist Chad Ackerman voices all of the Schwarzenegger impersonations. The album was released on July 22, 2008. On the cover of the original release of the album "Machine" was spelled with two 'i's, while new pressings of the album have the spelling corrected.

Track list[edit]

1."Hello California" 1:25
2."Get to the Choppa"Predator2:47
3."Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers"Last Action Hero2:23
4."All of the Songs Sound the Same" 0:13
5."I Am a Cybernetic Organism, Living Tissue Over (Metal) Endoskeleton"Terminator 2: Judgment Day3:34
6."Come with Me If You Want to Live"Terminator 2: Judgment Day3:46
7."What It's Like to Be a Singer at Band Practice" 1:18
8."Who Is Your Daddy, And What Does He Do?"Kindergarten Cop3:11
9."You Have Just Been Erased"Eraser2:21
10."Broo-Tall Song Idea" 0:39
11."Here Is Subzero, Now Plain Zero"The Running Man3:08
12."So Far, So Good, So Let's Talk About It"reference to the Megadeth album So Far, So Good... So What!0:42
13."Screw You (Benny)"Total Recall2:49
14."Why?"reference to Terminator 2: Judgment Day0:25
15."If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It"Predator3:43
16."It's Not a Tumor"Kindergarten Cop3:16
17."Not So Hidden Track" 2:49


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Guest musicians
  • Jason Suecof (of Capharnaum) – tracks 2 & 13
  • Mark MacDonald (of Mercury Switch) – tracks 3, 9, & 16
  • Dan Fitzgerald – track 5
  • Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) – track 6
  • Nick Hipa (of As I Lay Dying) – track 8
  • Eyal Levi & Emil Werstler (of Dååth) – track 11
  • Jason Barnes (formerly of Haste the Day) – track 15
  • Sal Lococo (of Sworn Enemy) – guest vocals as The Predator on track 15
  • JP Gericke – additional guitars
  • Btown – fill in drums
  • Mike Catalano (of Destroy the Runner) – additional percussion on track 6
  • Jerad Buckwalter (of Sworn Enemy) – additional cymbals on track 6
  • Joey St. Lucas, Meggan Lambesis, Duane Reed (of Destroy the Runner) & Marc Kohlbry (formerly of Destroy the Runner) – group vocals on track 6
  • Josh Gilbert (of As I Lay Dying) – guest vocals on track 5


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Austrian Death Machine Total Brutal review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-17.