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WOLF’S “HAIL CESAR” VIDEO: IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS RECYCLED EPICNESS?

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Bob Cock loves Wolf and we love Bob Cock, but coming on the heels of Lair of the Minotaur’s latest cinemetallic opus, Wolf‘s video for “Hail Cesar” gets a massive “meh.” The concept isn’t really clear – performance footage is intercut with behind-the-scenes footage which is intercut with clips from old gladiator movies, for no particular reason. Clearly what happened is that the band didn’t have the budget to make a video that was appropriate to the lyrics of “Hail Cesar” in the most literal way, but they didn’t just wanna make a “band life” video that didn’t acknowledge the title of the song, so they just kinda did a little bit of both concepts. And both concepts suffer as a result.

Bummer, ’cause it’s a pretty epic song. Even if the style is as recycled as the movie clips.

-AR

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