The Darkness Returns


If you like graphic novels, blood and snappy dialogue you are in for a treat. If you like all three and also really like feet you are Quentin Tarantino. Here’s the new video “Barbarian” from The Darkness.

Lead singer Justin Hawkins says this song contains “not one but two dramatic monologues, a guitar solo that has been declared ‘irresponsible,’ a riff that weakens lady knees and a chorus that makes grown men shit directly into their pants.” You have been warned.

The video starts off looking like a Hagar the Horrible comic strip. Hagar the Horrible was never where I first went to on the funnies page, but usually worth a glance.

The band is shirtless in the rain which means they might be near a club in South Beach, Miami. This scene is followed by splattering blood and then grocery cart races.

The lyrics are “Great Dane with the sword” so naturally they put a Great Dane with a sword. (Thank you for this.) I mentioned Tarantino above, but this video is very much something he would enjoy (Note: Pretty sure he would add racist humor and bad wigs).

For the lyrics “Corpses in the snow…” look in the background, is that Frosty the Snowman back there? Frosty, come back!

At 2:47 in this video, the band is definitely taking graphic design liberties with the depiction of their bodies.

Hey, did the drummer just get shot in the head? I see, they all got murdered while someone nearby sketched the whole incident, or maybe they were murdered by the graphic artist.

Thank you whoever you are for telling this story, I needed a good laugh…

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