Are u ready for the debut of THUG METAL??
Many things about the metal scene have changed over the past 20 or so years that I’ve been part of it, but one thing seems to hold true: a lot of people seem to think that combining metal and rap is a good idea, and it almost never is. The latest example (from some band called SOLUS DEUS) is particularly mindbottling. I can’t decide whether it’s awful, awesome, or a little of both.
:00 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD called, they want their gimmick back
:24 I love when bands use freeware grunge fonts and type out a word like “BLOOD” at like 150 points, because you can see how both O’s are identically distressed and it looks hilariously entry-level like a sign advertising hot dogs at a gas station.
:35 “Headbangin’ riffs with platinum beats.”
1:34 OK, this part is kind of awesome, I can’t lie. It’s like SIX FEET UNDER, except if they weren’t arguably the single worst death metal band of all time. And the lyrics omfg: “When I feel like an animal / I throw on some Cannibal / When I’m cruising down the block / head bobbin on some Tupac.” Way to be right on top of the trends, circa 1993.
2:20 Imagining that the ‘creative direction’ for this part was “dude during the solo have like a skull with some trippy shit like flying around it”
3:30 And the DJ takes us out (over a RICK ROSS sample)