Friday, October 21, 2005

Children of Bodm - In Your Face

The latest video from these Swedish metallers sees them jamming on an interesting stage setup in a dark, abandoned warehouse. Like the title implies, the video is pretty "in your face" as you see the band jamming like mad with a few visual lighting effects thrown in. Simple, but good stuff.
Video Rating: **

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Bloodhound Gang - Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

The Bloodhound Gang return after a lengthy absence with a new album, Hefty Fine, and this is the first single off it. You might remember these guys are known for their humourus take on rap/rock, and this is no different.
If you notice what the initials of the song spell, you can pretty much guess what this one is all about. The lyrics to the whole song consists of euphemisms for sex! Example: "Put the you know what in the you know where"! And the video features Bam Margera of Viva La Bam! fame driving around in a big banana car, passing several hot chicks in bikinis as construction workers hammering and drilling (get it?) as Bam finally reaches a big tunnel. He drives the banana into the tunnel (get it?) and reaches this buff construction dude in a speedo and feeds a big banana down his throat (get it?) to end the video. Throughout the video we all see the band jamming in said tunnel.
Overall, this was one of the most hilarious music videos I've seen in a while and highly recommend it. These guys are known for their sense of humor in their songs and videos and this is another fun example of it.
Video Rating: ****

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Obituary - Insane

The recently reunited Obituary's first video from their new album "Frozen in Time". Obituary were one of the longest running death metal bands around and have returned to the fold for one more run.
The video is pretty simple with the band jamming in a warehouse like setting with the camera spinning around them and alot of quick camera cuts jumping between members of the band. Simple, but effective.
The track itself is vintage Obituary, so you know what your getting into if you've heard them before. But there really isn't much difference in death metal bands anyways.
Overall, a good come back video for one of death metal's long missed greats.
Video Rating: **1/2

Napalm Death - Silence is Deafening

Napalm Death are known as the founding fathers of grindcore, and they are still going at it all these years later. The band may have aged, but they still crash and grind with the best of them.
The video features the band jamming in a white area, with scenes of war interlaced with what looks like a politician giving a speech, following the vocals of the song. There's even a sign language translation of the lyrics in the corner of the screen, but I'm not sure if it's accurate. Anyone feel free to let me know if you read sign language.
A descent video and a great track to go with it shows that Napalm Death are still one of the best at the art form they brought into the metal world.
Video Rating: ***1/2

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Rammstein - Benzin

The first single off the upcoming album "Rosenrot", the video sees the six-piece German industrial pyromaniacs in the unlikely role of fire fighters! But they aren't ordinary fire fighters as their fire truck is a HUGE ten-monster wheel truck and they plow through everything in their path to get to the scene of the emergency! They plow up the roads, smash through a train and uproot trees as they we see them day dreaming of doing heroic deeds of saving lives like firemen should. We also see scenes of the band jamming while smoke is coming off their charred clothes!
They overturn their truck as they reach the scene of the emergency, which happens to be their keyboardist about to jump off a very tall building in a suicide attempt. The guys get out a big net to try and catch him as he jumps, but then sheet starts to tear and the band members are like "uh-oh..." as the video comes to a comedic end!
Once again Rammstein have made a great video like almost everything else in their videography. A fun video definately worth checking out.
Video Rating: ****1/2

Trivium - A Gunshot to the Head of Trepdation

Simple video that sees the boys jamming on a white stage surrounded by hunched over cult members in red, white and black hooded robes. They begin to stir as the video progresses leading up to the climatic fist pumping bit of the song where they all get up and punch air along to the beat and than start moshing to close out the video.
Simple training video to get the fans at live shows to pump their fists in the air also I guess, but you could probably tell to do that by just listening to the song.
Video Rating: ***