Tired of Christmas music already? Add some metal to the mix.

How many times have you unintentionally been exposed to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” so far this year? Too many times, I’d venture.

Such an assault on the senses demands an antidote. Fortunately, Alt Press has come up with this list of 10 metal holiday songs that should sort out your head. Here’s a sample.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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