Well, it looks like this MonkeyFilter thing is working out already :). A thread yesterday points to RuthlessReviews’ Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All Time. Being a metal fan myself, I can laugh along with some of these pictures. It’s not uncommon for metal artists to attempt to appear ghoulish or macabre — which sometimes comes across well — but sometimes just looks silly ;).
Really, I think the commentary accompanying the photos may be the best part:
- “This is some serioulsy shoddy corpse-paint on everybody…”
- “What exactly is going on here? Is this the new WWF tag-team? […]”
- And, my personal favorite, “Wait, are those suspenders? […]”
And, while the commentary is often on-point, I would have preferred that the author didn’t use “gay” to mean “bad” or “stupid” (as one of the comments put it). That aside, I think the metal world sometimes takes itself too seriously and some self-deprecating humor can be just the antidote needed.