Sunday, February 20, 2011

Awful Metal Video of the Week: Voivod - Ravenous Medicine

I don't really know if this is the best metal music video ever made, or the worst. Believe it or not, there is an incredibly fine line between both of those extremes in regards to the metal genre. Watch the music video for "Ravenous Medicine" by Canadian super thrashers, Voivod, and you'll see exactly what I mean. It's like Japanese pornography; at first you feel really excited about what you're seeing, but afterwards, you feel really shameful and dirty for ever taking part in it...

Ravenous Medicine has all the right attributes of a bona-fide metal video: unconvincing instrument playing, br00tal faces, skulls, pointy guitars, basements, bad drawings, bad editing, straight jackets, random violent images, chainsaws, and of course, a dude holding a syringe full of AIDS. I'm going to safely assume that this video is some kind of ham-fisted protest against vivisection and animal cruelty, but like I just mentioned, that AIDS injection kind of throws us off the whole message.

If you ever get in an argument with a PETA member, just show them this video, then tell them "You see this? This is how stupid you look when you preach this crap." They won't know what to tell you.


  1. The video is pretty stupid, yes. Voivod rules though, so it's a small price to pay for this obvious adolescent attempt at video making.

  2. True, it's a bad video. I LOVE the song, however. The drawings are good when you see them outside the video. Check out Michel Langevin's art (the drummer) its pretty trippy stuff. And this, I'm pretty sure is the only voivod song (from their first 1-5, 7-9 albums) that talks about something like this. The rest is science fiction type stuff, I believe.


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