I really, really wanted to like this. Scratch that, I wanted to LOVE IT WITH THE FURY OF 1000 VIRGINS. Maybe it’s my fault for getting super excited because lettuce be reel how fucking awesome is the idea of a metalcore song called “Come At Me Bro”?? It’s like everything I love, rolled into one!
Or at least, it should be, but unfortunately the execution isn’t as good as the concept. The video is pretty sweet, and I definitely feel like I could bro down with the dude in the New Era, but the song is just OK– not feeling the clean vocals or 2005 Killswitch/AtTheGatesCore parts. It’s 2011 brahs, get djenty, that’s what’s up! Or maybe go nu-metal like Emmure or whatever, I don’t know, but the Maiden riffs have to go.
Regardless, here are my favorite bits of the video:
- The barfing at 3:12- I definitely encourage barf footage of any kind in music videos!
- 3:35 where he dumps his beer on some 6.5. I love that she agreed to do that part, “but just for a joke”
- Breakdown at 4:00 is pretty sweet, reminds me of Upon A Burning Body
- lol @ the commercial for the director at the end, especially love the fat homo singing the synth pop song at the state fair
It might not be perfect, but I still feel like this band deserves your support, because I like where they are headed with this concept! Hit these brahs up on Facebook and tell them to keep up the good work- I will be stoked to see what they come up with next!