Close your eyes and imagine Batman as a frontman of a death metal band, backed up by Robin slamming it on drums, Red Hood slapping the bass and Nightwing on guitar. Can you see it? Can you hear it? Welcome to BATMETAL!
This is exactly what ArhyBES has produced for us, the global citizens of the Internet.
We all knew that Batmetal’s arrival was only a matter of time. No one can wear that much black, eye liner included, and kick so much butt without being able to appreciate heavy metal. In the crazy and hilarious animated music video created by Youtube ArhyBES, Batman fronts Gotham City’s most brutal band: Children of Batman.
In the ArhyBES animated music video, the costume clad musicians of Batmetal play along to ‘Face Fisted’ by fellow cartoon metal heads, Dethklok. For those who may not know, Dethklok featured in the popular Adult Swim show Metalocalypse.
As cool as it is that Batman is in a band, the lyrics and the imagery of Batmetal are definitely not “child friendly”. As Batman roams around beating everyone to a pulp, he sings lyrics such as: “I’m making time for fighting / I’m clearing time for hitting / We’ll meet and I will beat you / Our schedules permitting”. This is definitely not the kind of content you want to use to kick start your child’s musical interests. Especially not after Batman has a “gang bang” between himself and Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman and many more.
Although clearly not for children, Batmetal is definitely something to check out for a laugh. The animation is done really well and the slightly dimwitted character given to Batman is rather entertaining.