Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blacker than the blackest black times infinity

Metalocalypse is a cartoon tribute to metal, and should be played at high volume.

Dethklok is the world's most brutal band. They live the metal dream in Mordhaus, a mountain fortress built like a viking ship:

Dethklok does everything every metal band ever sang about, times infinity. They're that brutal. Their anti-piracy scheme is to visit your house at night, kill your family, and take you away to Mordhaus to be tortured. Dethklok's concerts frequently lead to the death or mutilation of their fans, but that's okay, because the fans don't mind:

Dethklok gets away with this because they're immensely rich and powerful. And because a secret society of leaders believe they'll play a role in a prophecy. Satan is also involved somehow.

Befitting the world's greatest metal band, Dethklok has two Scandinavian members, Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth. (Yes, Skwisgaar and Toki are common Scandinavian names.) Some of the show's Scandinavian metal references are mean:

I do not approve. Well actually I do. That's hilarious. So is Burzum's, the diner, and Finntroll's, the supermarket.

Dethklok is good for a fake cartoon band, and have released a real-life album called The Dethalbum. Series creator Brendon Small sings the lead vocals. They actually go on tours. This is This is Spinal Tap for metal fans.

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