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In October, then first-time NCS guest contributor The Baby Killer gave us his review of the new album by the wonderfully inventive and technically mesmerizing Blotted Science. The album is called The Animation of Entomology, and the songs were recorded as soundtracks for movie clips featuring . . . bugs. We previously posted the first of those movie clips — an excerpt from the 2005 remake of King Kong set to the sounds of a Blotted Science song called “Cretaceous Chasm”. One of the best music videos of the year, imho.

Now we have two more of these bug-filled Blotted Science clips — just in time for Turkey Day! To quote the band’s introduction to the most recent clip: “With everyone sitting down to eat their Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, I can’t think of anything better to go with the stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie, than a swarm of roaches…” Well now, I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

The most recent video offering is a song called “Ingesting Blattaria”, which accompanies a clip from that moving 1982 art film, Creepshow. In case you were wondering, “blattaria” is the scientific name for the order that includes the 4,500 known species of cockroaches. The second video is a clip from Slither (2006), with a Blotted Science song called “Vermicular Asphyxiation” as the musical score.

In both cases, the music syncs perfectly (and ingeniously) with what’s on-screen. The alien slugs slither in Slither, and so does the music. The roaches hungrily scamper and swarm in Creepshow, and so does the Blotted Science score. This shit is fucking great! Watch both of the new vidz after the jump. Bon appetit!


  1. What I don’t understand is why they mirrored the footage (which is mostly uninterrupted) for the video, and why they didn’t use other parts of the movie instead of sticking to just this one part.

    • Why do you think that splicing together different parts of the movies for the video and then scoring the edited version would have been better?

      • Well, because there’s a lot more slither in “Slither” that this scene has to offer. There are parts of the movie that probably wouldn’t work so well for a music video, but there’s also parts used that don’t really work either. After all, this is just a nearly 6 minute chunk of the movie (without the nipples that you might miss if you don’t know that they’re there). Granted, some parts line up quite well (like bashing the door with the statue), but overall I think they could have done better had they used some other parts of the movie.

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