This album is something of a novelty release; what would a metal band sound like playing the Beatles? This is actually the fourth such album from the band; as the title suggests, the Abbey Road album is the focus, but not exclusively; the band also tackles “I Saw Her Standing There” (which rocks), “Help” (surprisingly fun), “Michelle” and “Please Please Me” (both of which kind of drag). There’s also a pretty, minor version of “Blackbird” that’s an instrumental.

The rest of the album is devoted to Abbey Road, namely “Come Together” and two extended medleys (oddly, they don’t attempt the album’s heaviest track, “I Want You [She’s So Heavy]’”). Lead singer Jaymz Lennfield tends to growl the lyrics (“Come together…rrrrr-ight now!”), making the vocal delivery unintentionally humorous; in general the music is more impressive than the singing. Still handy to have around if you get a sudden urge to headbang to “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.”

Label: Oglio (get the album in CD format)