Apr 142013

Nope, not metal, not even close. But since I slapped “Gangnam Style” up on the site last August, I figured I might as well do the same with Psy’s new music video, “Gentleman”. I’m a little faster this time — I missed the premiere of “Gangnam Style” by a month; “Gentleman” debuted only yesterday. Of course, as I write this it already has over 6.9 million YouTube views. In case you were wondering, the “Gangnam Style” video now has over 1.5 billion views.

I watched this new thing with low expectations. Don’t get me wrong, I thought “Gangnam Style” was a kick in the ass, but holy hell, every time I turned around over the next two months there the damned thing was, either the original or some parody of it. Shit got old. And I was afraid we were in for a re-tread with “Gentleman”.

But it turns out to be pretty good. I mean, the novelty of Psy’s schtick has worn off, and it would be really tough for him to top the batshit craziness of the earlier video, but the song is catchy, and I like the fact that at least as much of it is in Korean as in English. And the video, while not as nuts as the first one, gets points for self-parody. And for the catapult springboards. And what dude doesn’t want to stick a finger up his butt and pass it beneath the nose of a cute chick?  Here you go: Continue reading »

Oct 182012

Back in August I was roughly the 63 millionth person to jump on the “Gangnam Style” bandwagon by posting PSY’s video for the song here at our metal site, undoubtedly provoking a bunch of disgusted noises from the more KVLT readers in the audience.

More recently, I got on another bandwagon just as it was beginning to roll by featuring the ridiculously insane and ridiculously funny new video for “Decapitation Fornication” by a multinational collective who call themselves Infant Annihilator, undoubtedly provoking a bunch of new disgusted noises from the more KVLT readers in the audience.

And what should I see this morning but a YouTube clip of Infant Annihilator’s metal remix of “Gangnam Style”. I ask you, how could I resist? The answer is, I could not.

There have been other metal covers and remixes of this song; I included one of them in the original post about the song. But this one is my favorite. I mean, if you’re going to metallicize the song you might as well repeatedly fuck it really hard and throw in some explosive breakdowns, too.  Continue reading »

Aug 262012


Because you’ve been good, I’m giving you this. 62,119,286 YouTube viewers since July 15 can’t be wrong. Can they?

Please, hold your applause, and don’t thank me. Thank Ben C at The Church of the Riff, because he sent this to me.

(From the video’s YouTube description: “From 2 years of break, PSY is finally coming back with his 6th album ‘PSY6甲’! The album’s weighty title song ‘Gangnam Style’ is composed solely by PSY himself from lyrics to choreography. The song is characterized by its strongly addictive beats and lyrics, and is thus certain to penetrate the foundations of modern philosophy.”)

UPDATE!! — Thanks to Old Man Windbreaker, we have a second video in which a dude adds a metal backbone and some nice guitar solos to this song. Assuming you can take the song a second time, check out that shit after the jump. Continue reading »