Friday, September 29, 2006

Super-Happy, Feelgood, Power Metal Video of the Weekend

This has to be the coolest music video I've ever seen. Everything about it is so over the top it's simply amazing. The band, Dragonforce, has claimed they're so metal they'll melt your face off (or something to that effect, anyway). They didn't melt my face off, but they warmed my heart with their insane power metal posturing and posing.

I usually never listen to this kind of music, usually because of the cheese factor and the squealing vocals, but after watching the mind-boggling dueling solo at the end of the video I was sold. Holy Merlin's pointy hat, if I could play like that I wouldn't have to sit in front of a computer all day. Instead, I'd be touring the country in a frilly blouse, twirling a pointy guitar around my dragon-slaying sword.

This song is so hilariously uplifting, it could cheer up Edgar Allan Poe's depressed corpse. I mean, the guy's playing a keytar for shit's sake. And he's actually rocking it! These guys obviously don't take themselves too seriously and are just being goofy. What's not to love?

Anyway, enjoy the video--especially the dueling solos near the end.

J Holden (oneunknownman.blogspot.com), I hope this cheers you up a bit. It couldn't hurt.

16 comments:

Cherry! said...

Damn! This computer is so fucking slow I can't watch it. Well if I sat here for an hour and waited maybe I could, but then there's no guarantee. I'll watch it tomorrow when I'm at my friend's place and report back. Watch this space.

morbid misanthrope said...

cherry! -- At the very least you'll get a good laugh. I think, however, watching the video increased my "rock out" quotient by 17%. Yes!

willow said...

Nice find Morb.

Not only was the dueling enjoyable, but the drumming was fierce. I wonder if the drummer passed out at the end of the song and received mouth to mouth resuscitation from the hottie with the microphone.

morbid misanthrope said...

willow -- The drumming was pretty good, but the more extreme metal I usually listen to has drumming so batshit ballistic it makes normal drummers quake with fear as their calves explode. Also, as most of the band are English, I don't think they believe in mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Anonymous said...

Morbid, you're my hero. Never have I witnessed a complete stranger write stuff I can so much identify with. I love your blog, each and every entry of it. You should have your own comedy show. And lords above (and/or below) I am not being sarcastic!

NewYorkMoments said...

I really need to say that I just fucking hate people.

Thanks, MM.

Cherry! said...

Talk about increasing the rock out quotient!

I'm totally loving the keytar! Fabulous stuff! I mean does anyone seriously play those things?

morbid misanthrope said...

anonymous -- Thanks. I almost had my own comedy show, but then I headbutted the president of comedy central. That's why he gave my show to Carlos Mencia. Oh, and if you happen to see any of the lords below, tell Baphomet he owes me twenty bucks. That prick acts like only deities can remember debts.

newyorkmoments -- I agree with you. If you're looking for some music less whimsical and more angry, check out The Codex Necro by Anaal Nathrakh. It's good and angry, I tell you what.

cherry! -- Kicking ass with a keytar is truly a dying art. Thank goodness for the devoted musicians keeping the tradition alive. I was going to see Dragonforce when they came to town, but the tickets sold out before I could get any. Damn kids at the damn all-ages shows.

honkeie2 said...

I have heard their music on a heavy metal station we have out here in NJ called WSOU 89.5 Senton Hall.....They are great arent they, even brought a tear to my eye it was so metal lol. There is a little cheese factor there but it still gets 2 devil horns up from me ....rock on wayne!

morbid misanthrope said...

honkeie2 -- The only metal radio I've ever heard around these parts airs after midnight on Sunday. They used to play OK shit, but now it's all Cradle of Filth and Slipknot. If I wanted to hear that crap, I'd go to Hot Topic.

Dragonforce is metal at its cheesy best. It makes me want to buy an old corvette and airbrush a dragon on the hood. Maybe a wolf howling at the moon from a hill on the trunk. Hell yeah!

Polyman2 said...

I'm ready to take my ax out of the attic and start screaming and banging away after this one. Now,
where's my headband and studded collar?

Cherry! said...

all ages? You know what that means? NO ALCOHOL! *shudder* Thank your lucky stars it was sold out.

morbid misanthrope said...

polyman2 -- It's never a bad time to rock. In fact, when it seems like a bad time to rock--at a funeral, for example--rock even harder. Eventually DIO will show up on Pegasus and slay something.

cherry! -- When you get tanked in the parking lot before the show, "all ages" becomes just another phrase that means nothing ... especially when you're so plowed you forget how to speak English.

just thinking said...

awesome !

neko said...

*sigh* i wish i could see the video clip. sounds great...

damn slow networks at the office...

morbid misanthrope said...

just thinking -- It certainly is.

Neko -- That might be for the best. Watching this mighty power metal video could make you rock out so hard at work, you'd disrupt the office and get fired. It's magical like that.