Of all the sub-genres of metal, I feel that black metal is the one that takes itself the most seriously. Then again, when your history is plagued with church burnings and murders, I can see where there may be little room for laughs. And yet, of all the sub-genres, black metal lends itself most easiest to parody. Really, it's not hard. One look at an Immortal video and you can't help but laugh. It's almost become a cliché. Heck, the Virgin America flight video includes a black metal passenger. So, as both a fan of comedy and black metal, I present to you the Top 10 Silliest Black Metal videos…
10) Black Metal Prank Call
What happens when a black guy tries to apply to be a singer for a dude's black metal band? Some miscommunication leads to a massive amount of comedy.
9) Det Satan Club
This video was just posted here on Metal Injection, but is already one of my favorites. Why has no other previous satanist ever thought of putting Jesus is comfortable positions?
8) Black Metal Fashion Show
Part of me laughed, part of me was quite disturbed that black metal has made it onto the runways. Seriously, you guys?
7) Black Metal Teenagers
Kids today and their angst. This recent video is a great incorporation of all the standard black metal clichés. Also, these kids are far better at applying corpse paint than I am.
6) I'm On A Boat
Sure this may be labeled as a death metal cover, but there is a dude dressed like King Diamond ferrchristsakes! I have to admit, when we were on the recent 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, I couldn't get this version of the song out of my head.
5) The Alphabet Song Gone Black Metal
The Alphabet Song has never sounded this brootal. When I have a kid, this is the version of the song I am teaching him or her!
4) KFC Black Metal Commercial
While I hate the fact that KFC was co-opting black metal to sell a sandwich, they did a pretty fucking great job of getting their point across. My favorite joke is the name of the band…because I am indeed a font nerd!
3) Black Metal Idol
Yes!!!!! When American Idol burst onto the scene, most rock fans were all like Eww no thanks. But one dude on a European version of the show would not be stopped from being heard, no matter how kvlt he was!
2) Black Metal Show and Tell
Why did I never think of this when I was in school? The Russians are so much more advanced than we are!
1) Black Metal Babysitting
Still far and away the best produced black metal parody I have ever witnessed. It's all about the little girl in the final shot. So cute and kvlt at the same time!