I normally wouldn’t write about a band that’s large enough to garner public attention all on their own, but their latest video kinda freaked me out.
The video to “All Nightmare Long” is a merging of The Wall and Thriller, but only if The Wall occurred in Russia and only if Thriller was about really scary zombies being burned by a legion of robots! None of whom really dance in sync. The video is an epic 9 minutes in length and vacillates between campy Scooby-Doo style CGI and aged genre film.
This video is NOT for those who can’t tolerate horror flicks, alternate realities, or Metallica (duh). The storyline is pretty intriguing, however difficult to follow from being entirely subtitled and vaguely related to the song itself, with a view of a Russian super weapon borne out of some meteor-delivered spores. [Note the Cyrillic spelling of ‘spore’ on *everything*.] The director also took a rather artistic twist with the grainy footage, interspersing it with special effects ranging from mediocre and silly to solid and wicked awesome.
What got me was the last 60 seconds. Pretty scary stuff. And a surprise that I did not expect! Holy Fritos! …oh, and there’s a zombie cat. You have been warned.
The whole thing is available on their official website.