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March 11, 2012 10:13 AM   Subscribe

This is Chris Barnes performing Hammer Smashed Face in Moscow. This is Chris Barnes shilling for his local auto mall in Tampa.

Other death metal commercials include:

Suffocation for The History Channel; aaaaaaaaaand some amusing Norwegian info line.
posted by Existential Dread (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Brent Hinds of Mastodon* for "Elmyr Pharmaceuticals"

*Not death metal. Just fucking awesome.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:38 AM on March 11, 2012 [8 favorites]


Fÿresign Theatre* shilling for Jack Poet VW (1969)

*Not death metal, but has a metal name. ÿ added for comic effect. Each sold seperately

posted by not_on_display at 10:45 AM on March 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


Cannibal Coup
posted by bendybendy at 11:59 AM on March 11, 2012


I like the bit when he goes "BROUFGROUGHFROOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
posted by rudhraigh at 12:40 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


From the comments: Entrails Ripped from a Volvo's Trunk

Awesome
posted by Renoroc at 1:50 PM on March 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


THE DAY.....THE CLUTCH LOCKED

Comedy gold. Also, the crap reggae in the background.
posted by Existential Dread at 2:43 PM on March 11, 2012


Brent Hinds of Mastodon* for "Elmyr Pharmaceuticals"

OHP ... I have suffered from that all my life. Thanks Brett Hinds of Mastodon!
posted by chavenet at 3:16 PM on March 11, 2012




Death metal is so cheesy. I can't get my head around people taking it seriously, let alone feeling it's something like really dark.
posted by xmutex at 5:57 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


That would happen here.

All I have to add of personal relevance to this topic is that one of the Cannibal Corpse guys is married to a friend's sister. They have a mule.

... yep. A mule. S'all I got.
posted by cmyk at 7:38 PM on March 11, 2012


You want cheesy? It's hard to top this. But yeah, the music we take seriously, the rest.....a thing can be ridiculous and awesome at the same time.
posted by Existential Dread at 8:54 PM on March 11, 2012


You want cheesy? It's hard to top this. But yeah, the music we take seriously, the rest.....a thing can be ridiculous and awesome at the same time.

haha there's a dude walking around in a cloak in the woods. I mean really.
posted by xmutex at 9:31 PM on March 11, 2012


Existential Dread: "You want cheesy? It's hard to top this."

A fair effort, but I think it's possible.
posted by vanar sena at 10:08 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think it's safe to say that most metal can be divided neatly into two camps: the guys who know it's mostly B-movie horror camp, and those who take it seriously. I don't find the latter very frightening, personally - I mean they're metal fans; what's the worst they're going to do, burn a church? - but it does make me appreciate the former group a lot more. Cannibal Corpse are a good case in point; they don't take their schtick seriously, and anyone who does is probably a 12 year old who is annoyed with his parents.
posted by vanar sena at 10:12 PM on March 11, 2012


Oh dear.

As a CC fan I have to say - yea that seems about right.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 4:20 AM on March 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


vanar sena's right, I think for a lot of people who listen to Death Metal the gore stuff isn't 'dark', it's tongue in cheek - or rather tongue through rotting cheek. Carcass' early song titles were hilarious.

Having said that (and at the risk of opening up a whole can of worms) I don't listen to Cannibal Corpse due to all the references to sexual violence.
posted by spectrevsrector at 6:14 AM on March 12, 2012


I like Cannibal Corpse and they're a particularly fun live band. But I think the Chasers dealt with their lyrics on the appropriate level.
posted by vanar sena at 9:31 AM on March 12, 2012


Best. Post. Evar.
posted by bardic at 6:45 PM on March 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


A fair effort, but I think it's possible.

Whooooa, nice. That second clip made me think of this.

And spectrevsrector, I generally agree with you. I lean more towards the arty-farty inoffensive end of the underground, but occasionally I enjoy the shit out of groups like Cattle Decap.
posted by Existential Dread at 8:37 PM on March 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Death metal is so cheesy. I can't get my head around people taking it seriously, let alone feeling it's something like really dark.

Think that's bad, you ever heard Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"?

Its not only _dark_, but beautiful *and* twisted.

(and much cheesier than anything ever called death metal)

People take that crap seriously, so seriously he'll never have to do a car commercial.

But it still sucks.

Just like your favorite band.
posted by lkc at 10:44 PM on March 12, 2012


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