There's a good reason many parents fear metal bands. The misanthropic shrieks of black metal artists and the torture-and-rape themes of death metal albums aren't ideal topics for dinner conversation -- unless you're dining with Slayer, one of the inspirations for both of these subgenres.
Slayer also seems to be an inspiration for "Great Wall of 'Gina," a track from Must Destroy, the latest album by local stoner-metal trio Droids Attack. While the band tends to adopt a slower tempo and a sludgier sound than most Slayer songs, it seems Droids Attack has been listening to Reign of Blood on repeat and pondering its subject matter, especially that of the closing track, "Raining Blood."
The video for "Great Wall" starts out with shots of the band rocking out in an eerie red light as local burlesque babe Moxie Rhodes does a sultry dance with a feather boa. A skull grins at the camera from the t-shirt of Brad Van, the band's vocalist and guitarist, as Tony Brungraber attacks the drums and Nate Bush lays the bass on thick.
Then it begins to rain -- blood. Instead of screaming and running away, the band revels in it. Rhodes seems to be in ecstasy as she smears herself with the stuff, and Van even opens his mouth for a drink.