Cinemetal Round-Up: New Videos from Corrosion of Conformity, Vision of Disorder, Izzy Stradlin, Unconscious Disturbance, and Hellyeah

  • Axl Rosenberg

I’m going to put about as much effort into this introduction as the Pilgrims put into sterilizing the blankets they gave the Native Americans.

We begin today with Corrosion of Conformity’s video for “Feed On,” which originally debuted on Metal Injection. There’s a pretty sincere attempt here to elevate the clip above its performance video trappings, and while I certainly appreciate the effort, I think the results are kinda mixed; this video gets pretty boring after awhile, even if it is CoC. It comes to life near the end, when there’s an explosion of color and druggy imagery, but I can’t help but feel like that should have been the whole video, y’know?

Speaking of boring performance clips, here’s Visions of Disorder’s latest video, “Hard Times,” which premiered on Noisey. Again, like the band, like the song, appreciate the director’s effort to find ways to keep it visually interesting, and don’t think he succeeded. There isn’t even the late-in-the-game trippy shit to keep you occupied.

Next up: Izzy Stradlin’s video for “Baby-Rann.” Like the previous two videos, this is an artist I really admire and a song I really enjoy; unlike the previous two videos, there was pretty much zero effort to dress the performance up, so unless you really like looking at Izzy Stradlin and his band, the clip is almost better heard and not seen.

Moving right along: Unconscious Disturbance’s video for “Benign” isn’t a performance clip per se, although it does feature a performance. Specifically, an interpretive dance performance by two women in tighty-whities. I appreciate the effort to do something different and it’s certainly not bad, but neither the video nor the song really grabs me. Maybe you’ll dig it, though.

And we conclude today with the Loudwire-premiered video for Hellyeah’s “Drink Drank Drunk,” which must be the band’s stupidest song title since “Alcohaulin’ Ass.” I can’t find anything nice to say about this video, although I freely admit that I found the song to be so completely un-fucking-bearable as to have difficulty paying attention to the visuals. It’s like a nu-metal band doing a rap-rock version of a Pantera song. Also, if anyone ever came up to me at a bar or a party and said “Let’s get drink drank drunk,” I’d kick that person in the shin. This song is so stupid that enjoying it should be grounds for having your GED revoked. For fuck’s sake.

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