Toehider, the Melbourne-based prog metal project from Mike Mills, are doing the festive season right, today gifting us with a rather heavy cover of Mariah Carey‘s yuletide staple, All I Want For Christmas Is You.
It’s a song that drives anyone who’s ever worked Christmas retail into a murderous rampage, but we promise that Toehider have put a pretty tasty spin on it that will make you want to welcome it into your music collection. And the quartet have upped the ante by enlisting some vocal help from Phoebe Pinnock, frontwoman of Aussie hard rock favourites Heaven The Axe.
This version of All I Want For Christmas Is You has a vocal range to challenge Mariah and comes from a full Christmas-themed EP from Toehider called Under The Mistletoe, which also includes prog versions of carols like Ding Dong Merrily On High. Call them crazy, but it just might work.
Listen: Toehider ft Phoebe Pinnock – All I Want For Christmas Is You