Skull Fist displays pure metal & Canadian pride
“You’re Gonna Pay,” the newest single and video from Skull Fist’s upcoming album Chasing the Dream (release date Jan. 13) may bring new meaning to a “low-budget” video, but it couldn’t be more metal, nor more Canadian.
The video opens up with front man Jackie Slaughter, rocking his skateboard and a giant coffee mug that says “Size Matters,” into a straight up blizzard. That is until he steps into a 7/11, after which he lights a smoke outside before a couple of fans stagger into him, swiping his precious novelty mug.As he slips and slides away in the middle of the street in the dead of winter, clips from the band shredding and Jackie singing fill the gaps. No one can contest that a traditional metal or rock video can’t be without footage of the band rocking out the tune in question.
One of the funniest parts of the video comes at about a minute and a half in, when it cuts away from Slaughter’s singing to a random portrait of a stern looking man, which they do a wide, medium, and tight shot of zooming into his soul stealing eyes.
During the dueling solos, the guitarists exchange licks during which the camera focuses purely on their finger work, which I must say you don’t see enough of in shred videos.
After a bit of this, one of them tries to get into the band wagon, but as it turns out, most vehicles have a hard time starting when it’s freezing outside. Something all Canadians know too well. The van should’ve been plugged in.
He calls a buddy up and they finally get the van running, and as they take a corner at full speed, they pop in a mixed tape labelled “murder jamz” just before they plow into the couple of hooligans that stole his mug.
The mechanic that fixed the van then runs to the fallen crowd, grabbing a tall boy and scampering off, while Slaughter comes by and rightfully reclaims his “Size Matters” mug.
File photo from Skull Fist Facebook page