Every month, Decibel scribe Shane Mehling reviews the four videos that appear in the monthly metal mag. under “Decibel’s Clips of the Month at Metal Injection.” This month, watch picks from Lucifer, Ghost, KEN Mode and a classic clip from Refused
Enforcer – “Undying Evil”
Kids, I don’t know what you’re doing on here in the first place, but do not watch this video. This thing contains about every NSFW element there is, and for some reason no one’s doing anything about it. I know you can get away with having like a breast exam on YouTube, but a naked woman plunging a knife into her own chest, drinking her blood and then having fairly explicit sex? Where are the censors? And where are your parents? I’m not even gonna discuss the gaudy thrash outfits of the band—I’m too busy clutching my pearls and wondering what’s happened to society
Cut Up – “Butchery Improved”
Well, this isn’t much better. Masked, blood-soaked psychopath throws a guy on a table then starts mutilating him. Literally just beating on the guy with a sledgehammer and then hacking at him with a machete. Usually the problem is how boring these videos are, but he just starts cutting off the guys legs with a saw. I mean, sure, it’s not real and looks pretty fake, but I am reviewing this during breakfast and good god, he’s just beating on the guy again? At least he didn’t cross the line and touch his long, beautiful hair.
Ecstatic Vision – “Astral Plane”
Ah, here we go. A real palate-cleanser—13 minutes long, and it’s just three dudes staring at their instruments, playing in a dark room. This is what I usually see every month, and boy oh boy is this safe for work. You see that close-up of a tambourine and trippy, psyched-out visuals they’re playing in front of? You see that dude’s ankh? Okay, so I appreciated a reprieve from the guts and debauchery, but this is still 13 minutes long and that guy just picked up some maracas. I prefer my videos to have some suspense that goes beyond, “Is he gonna play those chimes?” so let’s just move on.
CLASSIC CLIP: My Dying Bride – “The Cry of Mankind”
This video is far more fun to watch if you assume the band had no idea what the singer had in mind. They thought they were gonna play next to some big curtains, and then, all of a sudden, some creepy-ass bride lady shows up and starts walking around while they’re just trying to rock out. And then, all of a sudden, the singer leaves and comes back dressed as Christ, and everyone’s like, “What happened to your clothes? Are those thorns real? You keep acting like they’re real. Can you put a shirt on, because these cameras are rolling.” If you watch this video for any reason, it should be to see the realistic shot of our suffering lord and savior posing next to a Korg synthesizer.
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