THE PLOT IN YOU ARE REALLY, REALLY UPSET THAT THEIR GIRLFRIEND IS KNOCKED UP
Over the years, metal bands have confronted a variety of dramatic and troubling topics, including war, famine, disease, religion, love, sex, drugs, mental illness, politics, and, of course, fucking with a knife.
But with their song “The Father’s Seed,” The Plot in You have turned the metal community’s attention towards another issue which should truly concern us all: unwanted pregnancy.
And that’s not necessarily a subject unfit for metal — I’ve known a bizarre amount of people who were aware that they were unhappy accidents, and, yes, that knowledge can cause some issues later in life, so I think there’s potentially a really sincere and emotional story to be told there.
But The Plot in You’s approach is SO SILLY as to provoke laughter, not thought or catharsis.
After a prologue in which a crying woman tells her man that she’s pregnant, vocalist Landon Tewers (Uhhh…) screams “NNNNOOOOOO!!!!”, and then launches into the first verse, which goes a little something like this:
You were just a mistake,
Nothing I had planned for, nothing I wanted,
You ruined everything I had,
Just know I wanted you dead
Combine these stupefyingly blunt lyrics with the song’s Triple A riffs, and, well, all you really have here is a recipe for great comedy, not great metal.
Here’s the song, in case you need a chuckle:
Does the band’s album come with condoms, the way All Shall Perish’s This is Where it Ends did? If not, they’re missing a real chance to ensure that their fans practice what’s being preached.
Thanks to Jaime for the tip!