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Church of Misery’s “Brother Bishop”

Leave it to the Japanese to add harmonized growls and a singer who sounds more like he takes his cues from Phil Anselmo or Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth than your typical doomy, Black Sabbath-inspired singer, but very very badly. Actually, you know, if you replaced this guy with Phil Anselmo, you could tell me this was a Down song and I would totally believe you.

Either way, though I like what he’s trying to do and this band’s sound overall, the singer just isn’t good. Not “not good enough to pull off what he’s trying to do”, but “not good at all”. Which is a shame because this band could be great if they had a more capable singer.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

If you are alone this Valentine’s Day, that’s a bummer. Make yourself a chocolate ocarina and play some “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. If you do have someone, you’re probably not reading this right now. Good job!

Oh, Japan!

Do you people even consider this shit weird, or is everything so extreme over there that this flies right under your radar? What is going on in that island country???

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ “Your Love”

I’ve been listening to this new Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs record for a while and it’s pretty good. It’s not blowing my mind, but it is a solid piece of work. However, I think this video is magnificent. Really. I love it. I wish I had made it.

Dead Sushi trailer

Because you probably haven’t seen two pieces of sushi have sex today.

Zombie Ass trailer

I’ve always maintained that Japan produces the highest, most beautiful forms of art and the lowest, most vile. Zombie Ass is firmly in the second camp. It looks to me like it might be the stupidest, most offensive movie ever produced and I am not sure if that makes me want to see it or if it makes me want to run screaming away from it as quickly as I can. Hmmm. We are presented with many obstacles in life. I just hope they say “danger” throughout the film as much as they do throughout the trailer. That’s the best part.

DANGER. DANGER.

PONPONPON

So, uh, yeah. This is a thing. Christ, I don’t even know what to say about it. There sure is a lot of stuff going on.

Japan is really weird. I kind of love it. My only real complaint about this video is that the edit could have been tighter. There’s so much musical motivation for cuts, but they’re never quite on. Always a little late or a little early. Too bad. What is now a very good extremely weird thing could have been a great extremely weird thing.

Prepare to have this song stuck in your head for the rest of the week.

Rusko & Reso’s “Lick The Lizard”

Everyone’s favorite British brostep producer Rusko is back with this collaboration with Reso from Rusko’s forthcoming single for “Everyday/Lick The Lizard”. The video is filled with enough lovely classic J-horror footage to brighten up even this fine, rainy, gray, horrible New York City day. Enjoy, humans.