photo & text by nacrowe
METALCORE in general is pretty joyless.
that is definitely not the case with GERMAN METALCORE band ESKIMO CALLBOY, who have been on a role throughout the pandemic with several ridiculously themed music videos that showcase their 1) irreverent sense of humor as well as panache for 2) brutal breakdowns and 3) catchy melodic choruses.
they are just a fun band that take being unserious very seriously. i just love the fact that someone out there is taking the piss out of METALCORE and all of its attendant aggressive macho posturing. with soccer hooligan chants and undeniably cheesy tsk-tsk-tsk electronic dance embellishments no less. it is effectively impossible to watch without smiling.
even the MALE GAZE imposed with the female eye candy appears to be ironic with a wink and a nod to the fact that they expect their audience to be in on the joke that everything is ridiculous. at least i think that is the case.
ESKIMO CALLBOY is definitely a band worth checking out. cant wait for their future releases.