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November 30, 2005 3:45 PM   Subscribe

The latest music video from legendary metal band Karkis totally rocks my holiday spirit.
posted by jonson (18 comments total)

 
That was awesome. I especially like the line "you're the darkest bulb upon the tree".

Is it just me, though, or do these guys end up sounding more like Rush than metal?
posted by gurple at 3:51 PM on November 30, 2005


Okay, we knew this already, so Rush and Jerry are behind this Satan... Um I mean Santa guy too? ( I did more than chuckle though)
posted by Elim at 3:51 PM on November 30, 2005


Yeah, Karkis has definitely gotten a little prog-rocky with their latest effort. I think it's nice when bands change their sound with the times, but come on, do we really need another Tool?
posted by jonson at 3:56 PM on November 30, 2005


Wow, this is good :)

And, well, who's the girl ?
posted by XiBe at 3:59 PM on November 30, 2005


I actually like the music. Good stuff. Takes me back...
posted by tomplus2 at 4:03 PM on November 30, 2005


1. totally rocks my holiday spirit. Agreed.

2. Just keeping score - flames, makeup, falsetto vocals and leather-clad vixens are cool as long as it's all ironic, is that about the size of it?

3. do these guys end up sounding like Rush I was prepared to disagree violently, but in fact, I got a certain Caress Of Steel vibe.

4. MetaFilter: The darkest bulb upon the tree.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:27 PM on November 30, 2005


I was totally unprepared for what happens about 3/4 of the way through.

I wasn't sure if they were serious or not, but that really just swayed it towards "not."
posted by MysticMCJ at 4:50 PM on November 30, 2005


It's Spinal Tap, but fatter and without the funny.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:55 PM on November 30, 2005


You know, this and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra inspired christmas display have put me in a rather unusual mood this christmas.
posted by MysticMCJ at 5:02 PM on November 30, 2005


I prefer Carcass.
posted by bardic at 5:50 PM on November 30, 2005


Looks like an elaborate self-promotion to me. A spoof, but a pretty entertaining one. There's a plug for Ignited Minds at the end of the video. The message boards at karkis.net seem a tad phony too :)

(oh, and karkis.net is registered to Ignited Minds)
posted by itchylick at 6:43 PM on November 30, 2005


I would pay money to see this chubby bizzarro prince lead-singer punched out like Danzig.

And it needs way more cowbell.

meh
posted by isopraxis at 6:49 PM on November 30, 2005


It's a joke, right? Only not funny? Or am I missing something?
posted by Decani at 7:19 PM on November 30, 2005


Not funny? *I* was laughing at them. Hot chick though.
posted by Toecutter at 7:47 PM on November 30, 2005


These are the same people that made last year's Weapon of Mass Affection video... are those the same actors?
posted by Manhasset at 10:08 PM on November 30, 2005


For UK folks - did anyone else get a serious Bill Bailey vibe off the lyrics? I could well picture him singing this tune in one of his shows.

For non-UK folks, Bill Bailey is a Renaissance man of a standup comic, hero to geek folk everywhere, West Country balladeer and general weirdo. Ace.
posted by LondonYank at 2:00 AM on December 1, 2005


They should cover Tarkus.
posted by you just lost the game at 6:06 AM on December 1, 2005


Given the lyrics and MysticMCJ's post I was expecting the chick would turn out to be a dude at the end.

Phew!
posted by bondcliff at 8:15 AM on December 1, 2005


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