Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday Night Videos: Urban Horror / Soundtrack of the Apocalypse
D&D is metal. But the gritty Urban Horror I enjoy is Rap with Metal. Two great tastes that go great together.
Make sense to me really. I was getting into more urban horror in the 90s when rap and hip hop were huge and nu Metal was on the rise.
Personally I believe that Metal and Rap/Hip-Hop have far more in common than they differ.
So how about we start where it started. More or less.
Anthrax and Public Enemy are as about as different as you can imagine. That is till you dig beneath the surface and realize they are saying the same things to their audiences. Public Enemy is more politically charged than Anthrax is.
Judgement Night. Not just a sub-par Emilio Estevez film, it is also a great urban battle song. Personally I always felt this was a better soundtrack for an apocalyptic battle scene between humans and demons.
Ozzy + Trick Daddy. Ok, Ozzy is only sampled in this. But this was one of the songs I had on repeat when working on the Ghosts of Albion game. My understanding is that Ozzy rather liked this.
I won't lie. I listened to Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" on pretty much repeat all throughout my time working the Buffy game. When I began work on Ghosts of Albion I switched over to "Meteora".
Linkin Park is pretty much the archetypical Nu-Metal band. An alchemy of rock, rap with bits of punk and grunge. Absolutely part of my soundtrack of the Apocalypse.
For shear oddness you can't beat the Gorillaz. One part Blur, one part LSD trip and a bunch of Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. This doesn't really fit in the "hard rock" mode, but the trippy video is pure "All Flesh Must Be Eaten" crossed over with "Terra Primate".
I am still taking applications for Guest VJ!