The theme prevalent in the music video compilation this month can be summed up in one word: shock. With the cultural popularity of zombie films, horror films, and dark films, it is not surprising that Bands are taking this broad genre to the extreme to shock. After all, this is a tried and tested music industry tactic to stand out the crowd.
De Staat – Witch Doctor (inspired by Zombie films: a very eerie and somewhat disturbing CGI effect)
The Shoes – Drifted (A Youtube Meme vignette film: It is funny yet somewhat violent at the same time)
Battles – Atlas (A hypnotic and somewhat Space Odyssey type film treatment)
Dizzee Rascal – Couple of Stacks (Horror film inspired – this is honestly one of the more disturbing videos I’ve seen in a while. It is way over the top to make it border on silly but it pushes gore to the limits, much like Bad Taste did many years back)