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VOLBEAT ARE NEITHER “HEAVEN NOR HELL”

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The appeal of the Danish hard rock band Volbeat is almost completely lost on me. They’re certainly not the worst band out there, but their popularity seems to be ever-growing, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. The music is pretty simple stuff, and, sure, it’s kinda catchy, but it’s not super-catchy. The vocals are just this side of moose rock. If their music played over the opening credits of an American Pie movie, no one would bat an eye.

I just don’t get it.

And now the band has released a boring-as-fuck video for the song “Heaven Nor Hell,” just to make extra-sure that I’m not convinced. So, uh, they’re performing in front of some upside down cars, and then the cars blow up, and then it rains tires, and…? What? What the fuck is happening? Is there a metaphor I’m missing? Did someone seriously think that raining tires would be cool? Was the lumber yard already booked that day? What’s going on here???

“Heaven Nor Hell” comes off of Volbeat’s latest, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. The album is being released digitally this coming Tuesday, but not physically until December 15, I guess because the label wanted to ensure that no one would purchase a physical copy.

-AR

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