BEST VIDEO EVER OF THE WEEK: DREAM EVIL’S “BANG YOUR HEAD”
Man, you just gotta love Dream Evil. The band has gone to painstaking measures to make sure the “show” in this video looks as bad-ass as possible by creating a giant “Dream Evil” backdrop light sign, dropping in a ludicrously huge wall of amp cabinets, inviting a CGI audience to attend (!) and dubbing in fake crowd noises. One guitarist (not Fredrik Nordstron) is wearing fur. The song is about banging your fucking head, a tried and true metal topic that will never be overdone. These guys are complete and total dorks and not ashamed of it at all. This isn’t quite what I had in mind when I advocated keeping metal videos inexpensive, but this video couldn’t have cost that much to make and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t do the trick.
In short, this video is fucking fantastic. There is nothing not to love about it. Long live Dream Evil!