Decibel Clips of the Month January 2016: Cryptopsy, Slayer, Undead Prophecies & Classic Clip From Converge
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 Cryptopsy, Slayer, Undead Prophecies and a classic clip from Converge
Cryptopsy – “Detritus”
I spent a good year bitching about metal videos with nonsense plots, and I’ve finally been paid back with videos where the band just plays their song, but I’m still forced to write about it. So, here is Cryptopsy in maybe a freight elevator playing a song, and if you are someone who likes videos where the band just sort of plays their song with a bunch of quick cuts, then you’re stoked. But if you’re the guy trying to haul a new refrigerator up to the fifth floor, you are hoping these guys finish up soon.
Slayer – “Repentless”
But Slayer knows exactly what I need. Good lord do they. Some guy starts a prison break so that like a hundred dudes can get stabbed or have their eyes gouged out or get dumbbells hurled at them. And that is pretty it and it’s great. I mean, there is Tom Araya with what looks like a CGI beard and Kerry King just wearing a bunch of uncomfortable chains, but it’s really just watching people kill each other. What a true, pure joy. Thank you.
Undead Prophecies – “Voices Within”
Some old-timey dudes are stalking the Grim Reaper in a field in broad daylight for like two seconds, and then freak out, and the Grim Reaper beings stalking them! And then they turn on each other, but the Reaper gets them anyway. I don’t know—it doesn’t matter because a couple minutes in, you see that the Grim Reaper is also the whole band. It’s true—they have put up their scythes and picked up their axes. And if you think a Grim Reaper playing bass is funny, wait until you see him playing fucking drums.
CLASSIC CLIP: Converge – “Eagles Become Vultures”
A guy comes into work and he hates his job. Total Office Space boss, you know? And then he’s transferred to a weird red work area on the roof, and Converge is playing, and there are snakes and blood, and he kills his boss. Then at the end, it flashes back to him in the office like, “It was only a dream!” but, I mean, no shit it was a dream. He was on some weird roof office, killing his boss, with a hardcore band playing right behind him. No one’s gonna run a company like that.
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