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Day: November 20, 2012

Vision of Disorder’s “Hard Times”

Maybe you didn’t get the memo, or maybe you thought VOD was ancient history, or maybe you came up listening to metal later than I did, or maybe you’re just a giant piece of shit, but Vision of Disorder has made a triumphant comeback this year with their new album The Cursed Remain Cursed. And holy shit it kicks ass.

It’s like they wrote a late 90s/early 00s metal record with a more modern sensibility and more grown up tastes. It’s a perfect parallel for my growing up as a metalhead. VOD released their last record in 2001 when I was 19 years old, and this one now in 2012 as a 30 year old. But instead of releasing an album that sounds steeped in nostalgia for a metal era that no longer exists, they took what was awesome about those albums and updated it. And it’s super fucking awesome.

Die Antwoord’s “Fatty Boom Boom”

…Or “Lady Gaga Gets Lost in South Africa”.

Die Antwoord: keeping up the weirdness.

Red Fang’s “Dirt Wizard”

Man, am I the only person disappointed in the video? After the pure awesomeness of the last few Red Fang videos, this one feels positively pedestrian.

When considered against other bands’ videos, this is a totally solid road footage/live footage video, but I can’t help feel that it doesn’t live up to their previous work. Red Fang remain, however, a fucking awesome band.