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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Possibly the greatest thing I have seen in my life

I wouldn't have thought anything could top NIPPON MANJU, and then came Babymetal. But this... this is just something else entirely. It is three minutes and twenty-five seconds of unmitigated awesome.

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Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 1:37 PM  

Wow. There are a lot of great metal covers of pop songs on YouTube but I didn't know anyone could sing like David Draiman.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 1:39 PM  

Here's my favorite metal cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc7yfXOmP-I

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable December 29, 2016 1:40 PM  

Do I get extra credit for never having heard the original?

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 1:49 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx7auy-X5WA

Anonymous trev006 December 29, 2016 1:50 PM  

This is my ringtone, my door chime, and my theme song. Swiftly Disturbed is the way, Swiftly Disturbed is life.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 1:53 PM  

The screaming sections in this one are a bit of a grind but the chorus is worth it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvviVulgdms

Blogger Sean Carnegie December 29, 2016 1:59 PM  

Leo Morrachioli's metal cover of Hello. I'd never heard the original before this and the original is a letdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtQUJMBH8uE

Anonymous dickless contrarian December 29, 2016 2:15 PM  

Possibly the greatest thing I have seen in my life

Birth of first child? Wife on wedding day? A sunset?

Blogger Happy LP9 December 29, 2016 2:17 PM  

This is ELATING! I adore this, its worthy to add to my playlist. Proud of such a talented younger person! Awesome job!

(I love how Taylor sang how all the bricks thrown at her and she made a castle.)

Anonymous VFM#1819 December 29, 2016 2:19 PM  

At points that guy's voice sounds just like David Bowie's. Makes me wonder if Bowie could have sang metal.

Pretty good.

Blogger Nick S December 29, 2016 2:26 PM  

Why isn't Anthony Vincent a household name. That was fantastic, but I would probably like anything more when performed in the percussive vocal stylings of Disturbed.

Anonymous AbuDhabi December 29, 2016 2:27 PM  

@8

>Birth of first child? Wife on wedding day? A sunset?

Your wife giving birth in the evening of your wedding day? Metal.

Anonymous One Deplorable DT December 29, 2016 2:30 PM  

@3 - Do I get extra credit for never having heard the original?

Never saw the original myself. Tried watching it before watching the cover so that I would have some context, but I had to stop when Lena DunHAM appeared in the video.

Anonymous eShamus December 29, 2016 2:42 PM  

So... Anthony + BabyMetal a bridge too far?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDDqnuAo6M

Blogger jaericho December 29, 2016 2:57 PM  

I'm impressed. Very cool.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 3:01 PM  

AbuDhabi wrote:@8

>Birth of first child? Wife on wedding day? A sunset?

Your wife giving birth in the evening of your wedding day? Metal.


No woman can contain the fruit of my seed!

Blogger Caedryn Stonelaw December 29, 2016 3:08 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5SaE4FmKpc

I'm a big fan of Isosine's remixes, but this one is the best metal/pop mashup, IMO. Especially since Corey Taylor thought it was awesome, and Justin Bieber was pissed off.

Blogger Whisker biscuit December 29, 2016 3:13 PM  

Good stuff! It's the only way to redeem such a crappy pop song!

Anonymous Brick Hardslab December 29, 2016 3:17 PM  

I've been ear raped.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 29, 2016 3:28 PM  

I've seen a mermaid once. I've even seen a shark eat an octopus. But I've never seen a Taylor Swift song performed in the style of Disturbed.

Blogger William Hudson December 29, 2016 3:30 PM  

Vox, as an original fan of John Kay & Steppenwolf, as I can say about this video is, "Well, good sir, it IS Your Blog!". Ergo, I won't dis it, but I fear I can find no praise for it either. No wonder some of you can't wait for we boomers to die off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMbATaj7Il8

Blogger Junius Stone December 29, 2016 3:41 PM  

Ten second songs is awesome. I highly recommend you check out his other arrangements. His one of Katy Perry's Dark Horse started it all.

His Eminem, Rap God is amazing.

Anonymous Moonbear December 29, 2016 3:45 PM  

Thank you for sharing this was excellent dark lord.

I love these metalized pop-songs for some reason, it just has this disconnect I really love for some reason.
I think the first one I heard was Machinae Supremacy - Gimme More (britney).

@17 Caedryn Stonelaw
I also like those kinds of mashups, my favorites are ones with Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and giddy high energy pop ladies, they are just so deliciously polarized I can't help but love it for some reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC1ei5RlK7E

Blogger Glenn Phillips December 29, 2016 3:58 PM  

Metal on metal covers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwDzLYyyE6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR7dG_m3MsI

Anonymous Moonbear December 29, 2016 4:05 PM  

@23 Myself
I really should ponder the reason.
Good thing I use the sword instead of the pen.

Anonymous Bob Just December 29, 2016 4:19 PM  

Bad Blood (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli- sings, drums, bass and guitar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4lsFKUx4gg


Not for kiddies:
BATMETAL RETURNS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I53HDr0-Qew

Vox, the guy in your video with EErock331 doing some Babymetal:System of a Down - Metal on Metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDDqnuAo6M

OpenID rufusdog December 29, 2016 4:44 PM  

Ugh, Disturbed, like their sound but his voice and style...fingernails on a chalkboard.

Equal parts mumble and scream.

Yuba, yuba yuba, Yuba Yama, na, yaba, ba, baba ba.

Fuc’n terrible.

Blogger Mother Effingby December 29, 2016 4:56 PM  

I'm too old for metal, even though my generation is heavily into it still. Not as old as Jagger, or Keith Richards, but still, I rather like good jazz. And here's a fine rendition of Bad Blood by Post-Modern Jukebox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxmDKtAvqpM
And as you can see, the woman knows her metal....although it is in the form of a trombone. Still, quite a good show for an otherwise very awful song...at least in its original performance. Something tells me that Taylor Swift, if she keeps on this trajectory might contract something more than bad blood.

Blogger bearspaw December 29, 2016 5:48 PM  

This guy needs to meet Al Jourgensen.

Blogger Fenris Wulf December 29, 2016 6:10 PM  

Too much nu-metal!

The Killswitch Engage was great, Howard Jones has the kind of voice you just don't hear any more in metal.

The Batmetal stuff is nuts. Dethklok videos with better animation than the actual show?!?

Blogger Cataline Sergius December 29, 2016 6:23 PM  

@3 5343 Kinds of Deplorable

Do I get extra credit for never having heard the original?

None whatsoever.

I'm not saying you've missed a classic you understand but you won't get the joke either.

This is the original

The music video in question has Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez as spies...I think. Anyway, the Selena pixie-ninja betrays the Taylor Swift pixie-ninja then stuff happens because reasons. Basically it looks like a fake movie trailer for a comedy version of Ghost in the Shell. It also has a penis withering cameo by Lena Dunham sucking on a cigar.

Apparently this whole thing was inspired by Katy Perry, who was like totes besties with Taylor...but then she like tried to steal one of Taylor's back up dancers. So like, OMG you know?

Okay, I have to stop writing about this. I can feel my brain cells committing ritual suicide in protest.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable December 29, 2016 6:35 PM  

@31. Thanks, Cataline.

So, okay. We've got mudsharking, we've got Lena Dunham (God help us), we've got the Superchick meme, and a whole lot of really, REALLY toxic modern music. My goodness, Vox is right: this new version is downright inspired!

And this from a guy who would not normally go there with Vox's musical taste (though the David Sylvian confession was a truly seminal moment).

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus December 29, 2016 7:02 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:Do I get extra credit for never having heard the original?

None whatsoever.

I'm not saying you've missed a classic you understand but you won't get the joke either.


Hey thanks for the detailed rundown, Cataline. Now I'll never get the joke because I'll never click the link you so thoughtfully provided. I'd rather see something Steve serves up.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable December 29, 2016 7:06 PM  

Now I'll never get the joke because I'll never click the link you so thoughtfully provided.>

Trust me, it wasn't anywhere near as painful as one of Steve's.

Blogger Michael Maier December 29, 2016 7:10 PM  

Dude, the Bowie sounding parts sound great. I hope this guy does some originals.

Blogger rumpole5 December 29, 2016 7:11 PM  

A bit of a departure from your usual accolades to the glories of Western Civ., isn't it?

Can't say that I identify with this particular "musical" genre, but this fellow can definitely play a guitar, and I was put in mind of an enounter with a kidney stone that I experienced a couple of months ago.

Anonymous Brian H December 29, 2016 7:31 PM  

In Flames cover of Depeche Mode's Everything Counts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-qnmAsiZb0

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 December 29, 2016 7:46 PM  

That was... pure awesome.

Blogger Happy LP9 December 29, 2016 8:10 PM  

30 Dethklok is the only redeeming value of, what is it, adult swim? Dethklok's lead singer once gave a graduation speech (in the tv show) that should be set to the foreclosure of dreams from megadeath. THe speech alone would trigger SJW possibly to the degree of Milo's work.

I also sing the praises of the choreographer for Baby Metal, one my fave workouts became baby metal live shows and music videos, loop it for an hour everyday for a month and your life will change; Mikiko's interview https://www.reddit.com/r/BABYMETAL/comments/4p2yo1/babymetaling_is_a_new_dance_style_4_interview/

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 29, 2016 8:30 PM  

Jimmy Fallon sings "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" as Neil Young.

FF to 1:20.

Anonymous URL IRL December 29, 2016 9:24 PM  

Awesome.

Also shout out to Babymetal's Karate. Great song and video.

Vox, have you listened to Demon Hunter? Their first few albums are good and "Summer of Darkness" is top notch.

Anonymous Reader December 29, 2016 10:06 PM  

My 3 fave guitarists

1. I consider Prince the consummate musician and the greatest guitarist, better than Hendrix.

While my guitar gently weeps (original by G. Harrison). His version is better than the original.

Prince at 3.29 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

2. Joey Santiago of The Pixies

I bleed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvnT_xLCGvQ


3. Crispian Mills

Govinda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enDGk2OXntw

Blogger 1337kestrel December 29, 2016 10:26 PM  

Lots of T Swizzy songs would be better as Rock songs. I always wanted to hear "Back to December" in the style of Nickelback. But good.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 29, 2016 11:53 PM  

Angel Vivaldi is my favorite guitarist, provided you can ignore the flamboyant homosexuality.

Anonymous Nathan December 29, 2016 11:58 PM  

I despise System of a Down, but the Babymetal cover in their style is pure awesome.

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 12:22 AM  

If you don't want to negotiate souls with the lion in the street... well, stay away from the cross roads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-twOjwBORwg

Vox your guitar guy just plays chords!... and bass... who drummed this up anyway?

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 12:31 AM  

Ok, here is how the bass is done... kids today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvouiDJSTUE

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 12:37 AM  

I know you may be right... but what else have i got...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTaPCRAx5G0

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 12:44 AM  

Vox my my my...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyftaay-pFA

I could do this all night!

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 12:54 AM  

There are those that shine for a day... but what do you do when you get lonely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyftaay-pFA

Blogger Bosefus December 30, 2016 1:00 AM  

Free from tupe amps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1soGncyUFg

Anonymous Eric the Red December 30, 2016 1:11 AM  

huh ???

'The Truth About Popular Music'

By every metric including musicological, proficiency of performers, and production values, popular music has been going straight downhill for at least 25 years. There are always a few bright spots, but I don't include the proffered artist as one of them.

Don't believe me? View the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP0wuwJBdMI

Anonymous Carlos Danger December 30, 2016 3:01 AM  

No offense VD, but if that is the best thing you have seen in your life you need to get out more. Have you seen the all night Easter Mass at Saint Michael's in Kiev? How about Saalburg? What about Lindisfarne? I can think of a long list here.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable December 30, 2016 4:29 AM  

I liked the way he made a visual 3-track. Can wish for 4 since LKJ could make that many audio tracks in time, so that talent is a thing that is possible and filming it and nesting it is also clearly possible.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable December 30, 2016 4:33 AM  

Sorry, LKN. Lauren K. Newman.

Blogger Casher O'Neill December 30, 2016 6:20 AM  

Eric the Red wrote:By every metric including musicological, proficiency of performers, and production values, popular music has been going straight downhill for at least 25 years. There are always a few bright spots, but I don't include the proffered artist as one of them.



I didn't watch the whole video because I found the presentation a bit aggravating. I'm glad that someone did these studies; I should hunt them down; I've thought this for years.
I usually listen to the radio on long trips rather than books on tape, because it is a chance to keep up with that aspect of mainstream youth culture. Beyond music's dumbing-down, I'm pretty sure the number of different songs played on the radio on any given day has decreased as well.

So much for moving people "with concord of sweet sounds". This probably has the added effect of decreasing range of emotion while augmenting lability in the audience.

Blogger Casher O'Neill December 30, 2016 6:23 AM  

Carlos Danger wrote:No offense VD, but if that is the best thing you have seen in your life you need to get out more. Have you seen the all night Easter Mass at Saint Michael's in Kiev? How about Saalburg? What about Lindisfarne? I can think of a long list here.

I took this as hyperbole. Though I could be wrong and Vox could have had a minor stroke, become a serious alcoholic, or something else like that.

Anonymous Paul December 30, 2016 7:36 AM  

Lord, I guess I'm just another old fart, although I agree, that was something else. More my speed is Whole Lotta Folsom - Johnny Cash's Folsom to the tune of Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58SiGKT7_xs

Anonymous Wooly Phlox December 30, 2016 11:45 AM  

I do love me some mashups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNUTYHJrutw

Anonymous Wooly Phlox December 30, 2016 11:49 AM  

Oh, yes I do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyvxHL5hLfE

Blogger Pteronarcyd December 30, 2016 12:17 PM  

Someone's musical taste buds are rectally situated.

Anonymous Mussorgsky112 January 04, 2017 9:33 PM  

It's right up there with seeing a phantom Russian submarine

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