So, we’ve looked at some horror/metal pairings in a couple of movies and a teevee show, but sometimes Metal bands try to make stand alone horror videos for their totally awesome songs. I know yesterday’s Twisted Sister Alice Cooper video wasn’t very metal, but you have to give it to ’em for throwing in Tom Savini and his greatest hits of quickie zombie effects.
Today is a true horror themed metal video by one of my all time favorites, Ozzy Osbourne!
I don’t care what anyone says about Ozzy, I still worship this self crowned Prince Of Darkness!
So, let’s get back to what Rocktober is all about!
BARK AT THE MOON! Oh yeah!
I loved this one as a kid! It features a killer fucking riff, old timey laboratory, spooky graveyard, a mourning widow, ruffled shirts, top hats, creepy skeleton transformation, lots of smoke, and Ozzy turns into some sort of wolf man beastie. You really can’t do much better than that…
Oh, and some of the coolest lyrics this side of Ronnie James Dio’s Black Sabbath years.
“Howling in shadows
Living in a lunar spell
He finds his heaven
Spewing from the mouth of hell
And when he finds who he’s looking for
Listen in awe and you’ll hear him
Bark at the moon.”
A classic video for Rocktober!
Anyone out there know who did Ozzy’s make-up for this video…I think I used to know, but I just can’t remember these days…