Boris The Blade – The Human Hive: A Video Breakdown

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Should I call you Boris or Mr. The Blade?
Everyone enjoys a good reference. I particularly like ones from The Simpsons and Mel Brooks movies. Eagle-eyed readers can probably pick out a few of each in a lot of my writing. When a reference is used in a particularly clever or appropriate way, it can really connect with an audience. That’s why it’s no surprise to see bands using references from other places.

Boris The Blade was a character from the 2000 crime comedy Snatch, written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Boris, an arms-dealer played by Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija, was a pretty cool character and with a nickname like “The Blade”, you can easily see why a band would use it for a name.

Boris The Blade is an Australian deathcore band on Siege of Amida/Century Media Records. I’ve seen their name on the lower end of a few package tours and festivals. The most emotion I could elicit was “I get that reference.” Mission accomplished, I suppose, though I never bothered to listen to them until now. Let’s see if the music can live up to the name.

 

0:01: Spinkick Productions, a subsidiary of TriStar Pictures.
0:04: More like “Blarghdfh the Blarghde”
0:09: 9 seconds in and we already have a grammatical error.
0:10: “That’s a lovely skull tattoo, sir. Where can I get one for my child?”
0:16: That’s how you get dysentery. Didn’t you play Oregon Trail as a kid?
0:22: I can’t tell if he’s a man covered in tattoos or tattoos covered in man.
0:27: It’s Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
0:35: I’m a little disappointed he has an actual nose ring instead of a tattoo of a ring on his nose.
0:38: Hey, isn’t this that show that causes seizures? (See, Simpsons reference!)
0:47: That’s some sweet production on this song. You can almost actually hear instruments and vocals.
0:55: Soooo is anyone else in this band or….?
1:01: And his neck tattoos don’t count as other members.
1:04: Cells, parasites, infection. Trojan Condoms, proud sponsor of Boris The Blade.
1:09: Seizures, also a proud sponsor of Boris The Blade.
1:16: And why isn’t his soul patch a tattoo either? Commit all the way!
1:27: DJ Br00tal Drumz is really pounding them artificial skins.
1:36: Did they really need to put a bunch of bad effects over riot footage? Riot footage is good enough as it is.
1:41: The squiggly lines by his eyebrow represent his love of squiggly lines.
1:47: Brains go in here.
1:53: Sometimes it’s better to just not do a lyrics video.
2:05: Oh good, I was hoping this video would have ham-fisted messages.
2:14: “We are the generation of the damned”. Thanks a lot, millenials with your Twitters, selfies, and ice bucket challenges.
2:17: Hey, that’s not very nice.
2:25: His hands must’ve really hurt after this video was done.
2:34: The chinstrap tattoo either says “suffer” or “supper”. I’m going with supper.
2:41: This song is inspired by several terrible geocities and .cjb.net conspiracy websites.
2:48: Yeah, too much Sunny Delight will do that to you.
3:02: Whelp, that probably contributes to the whole damned generation thing.
3:08: Putting the “stink” in extinction.
3:19: Fire, walk with me.
3:24: HAHAHAHAHAHA
3:32: There’s no use crying over spilled blood of man.
3:40: There was a director? Really?

Chuggity chug chug chug chuggity chug chug chug. This probably would’ve been more tolerable as just a straight lyrics video, but not by much. Why bother having the vocalist do all the hand movements and junk? Maybe it’s really just to distract from the lyrics. Does Boris The Blade live up to their namesake? That’s for you to decide.

Boris The Blade’s album The Human Hive is available now via Century Media.

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  • Coincidentally, Snatch has been at the top of my Netflix queue for the past couple weeks.

    • It’s a pretty good movie.

      • Of the punchy-facey variety?

        • It’s got Jason Statham and Bradd Pitt who one punch knockouts people. so yes, punchey facey

          • YES!

          • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

            Just like, well, every Statham movie!

    • Good movie if you haven’t seen it.

    • KJM

      Good God…

      • He missed a spot

        • MoshOff

          His actual brain?

          • Nah man that’s clearly tattooed on his head lol.

          • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

            Under his toenails?

    • “No tat artist, that’s supposed to on the inside not the outside!”

    • Hubert

      His nipples create this weird contrast with all the tattoos. Maybe he should tattoo them too.

    • Óðhinn
    • Óðhinn
      • I don’t uh…what?

      • pïgchop™

        “It feels so fucking good”.

        hahaha

        • Óðhinn

          I know. She’s so into it that it’s funny.

          • more beer

            It takes a special kind of girl. To allow her her ass to be defiled like that!

          • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

            Eh, I’m pretty sure if you toss Sasha Grey a few bucks, she’d be up for it. Her ass has already been stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey god knows how many times.

          • more beer

            Shit I know chicks who don`t need a few bucks. They`re just down!

          • more beer

            Love your new uniform!

      • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

        What’s she getting tattooed down there? A snake coming out of there? Maybe Fatty Arbuckle poking his head out of there?

        • Óðhinn

          Fatty Arbuckle. Definitely.

      • Herr Schmitty

        Of course she’s from Broward/West Palm Beach. Of course she is.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Let’s get a kickstarter going for her to tattoo the TOH logo on her taint.

        • Óðhinn

          Yes!

    • more beer

      That is commitment!

    • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love
    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

        Joker and Ronnie Radke, separated at birf.

  • *Edgy Hardcore Kids intensifies*

  • The W.

    I prefer Snatch to Lock, Stock, and Two Smokin’ Barrels.

  • Tyree

    This butt-face has 4 holes in his ears and face tattoos.

    http://img.pandawhale.com/94286-are-you-mental-gif-Waynes-Worl-D3Sl.gif

    • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

      But does he have both chin and neck tittoos AND a giant white nose ring?

    • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

      I’m very lenient when it comes to tats and piercings*, but that is just fucking stupid, I mean even I have my limits.
      * – as in I plan to get the House Stark logo and the FNM logos on my hands as soon as I leave my house, and while I wouldn’t get them myself (It works for some, but I’d probably look like a pillock) spacers are fine by me, as long as they remain in the ears and don’t migrate to anywhere else on the face, or on the back of your foot (ew).

      • Maybe hold off on those hand tats a few extra years.

        • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

          I plan to, its gonna be a while till I move out, just sayin.

          • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

            Or you can get one of those Mad fold-in comics tattooed on your forehead. It’ll be a hit at parties!

    • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

      Nothing quite says “I’m great at making bad decisions” quite like a facial tattoo.

      http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/BadtattoosFace.jpg

      • Grease Sells… But Who’s Frying

        “I Smell Bitchs”

        If you’re gonna get a fucking tattoo on your nose, check the spelling…

        • more beer

          I`m pretty sure being able to read wasn`t a priority for this guy.

          • Grease Sells… But Who’s Frying

            He looks harder then I ever will, I’ll give him that…

          • more beer

            As someone with some pretty evil and blasphemous Tattoo`s. I have to say that is some of the stupidest shit ever there. He will never have a job ever. How do you think that is going to work for him in court? You know court dates are on his agenda. He will be looking hard as a guest of the state. Keep doing what you are doing and not try and look hard like that. It`s a solid plan.

        • Herr Schmitty

          Real shit though, that tat is brilliant. Would you attempt to rob or assault that guy? Fuckin’ Damn Right you wouldn’t.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I wouldn’t rob a guy who obviously is unemployed.

          • Grease Sells… But Who’s Frying

            Good point.

            Maybe I’ll get “I Taste Pusy” tattooed around my mouth…

  • Dagon

    Boris The Blade: dude has the name and the stache. Great character, I’ll tell ya that.

  • Dagon

    Maybe he is the kid House diagnosed thanks to squiggly lines and he got that tattoo as a permanent thank you.

    http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9700000/Lines-in-the-sand-house-md-9702047-500-200.jpg

  • ME GROG

    BORIS IS STOOPID NAME!!!!!!!! NOT COOL LIKE GROG!!!!!!

  • Hubert

    This band is an not good.

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    The only Borises I want to hear after watching that are Boris and this: http://youtu.be/s9wq-34xyeE

  • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

    Eh, does nothing for me, like most Deathcore, not awesome like Despised Icon, not mediocre like Chelsea Grin, not fucking abominable like BMTH’s first album, not fucking hilarious like Emmure, I’ll probably have forgotten about them by tomorrow.

  • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

    Also, I got myself a new toy. And the remake of the best Pokemon generation (Emerald ftw). And Monster Hunter. And Smash Bros. And Fire Emblem. Woot.

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      But Gen 4 is the best generation.

      • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

        No, Emerald is peak pokemon.

        • Sir Tapir the Based

          Platinum tickles my Finno-Ugric nipples more.

          • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

            But Hoenn.

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            Not buts. Now go back to bed.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        No. The Ruby/Sapphire generation is the best.

        • Sir Tapir the Based

          Gen 4 is the best! I’m sending you to bed without dessert!

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Too late! I already had dessert!

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            YOU ARE GROUNDED!

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            You can’t ground me! I’m moving out!

          • Sir Tapir the Based

            You are not my son anymore!

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I never was!

          • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

            *hands you the paddle*

    • Sir Tapir the Based

      But Gen 4 is the best generation.

    • JW(E)G

      I’ve been out of the handheld loop just long enough that I can’t tell whether this is one of the DS or 3DS models.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      HAVE FUN WITH YOUR POKEMON GAME NEEEEEERD

  • siqq guitar solo, brolo.
    btw, lost it @ “Twitters, selfies, and ice bucket challenges”

  • Scrimm

    I back the HAHAHA at 3:24. Crap.

  • pïgchop™

    Hey, what time is it? Why, IT’S MOVIE TIME!
    “Let me die. Let me die!”

    The Brain That Wouldn’t Die!
    Trailer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wx3Ryjcmtk

    FULL MOVIE!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAugkZhBvZA

  • Óðhinn

    This song is oddly beautiful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjDwit8ryEA

  • JW(E)G

    I started this term by giving my students a brief autobiography in PowerPoint form. One slide was titled “I am a Retro Gamer”. To clarify exactly what I meant, it only had this image:

    http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_640x430/public/oregon_trail-565x387_6.png

    I figured anyone (including persons as old as me) ought to see it at least once in their lifetime. I certainly never did.

    • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

      Lol, right as I’m listening to Welle:Erdball, which sings about mostly old school video games, and was the first to use Commadore 64 musically.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi5N2tq5VpQ

      NERD ALERT! *hides from Joe before I get tossed in the Locker Of No Return*

  • KJM
  • KJM
    • more beer

      That’s some tight old skool shit there!

  • Th’load&th’road

    “I’ll do it for a caravan, perrywinkle blue”
    If someone in the present day told me ‘Brolo, you should check out this movie with Brad Pitt and Jason Statham’ first I would say “I ain’t ya brolo, fleetwood bro-ham” then I’d probly scoff and skip away, feeling mighty superior. But it is a highly entertaining set of moving pictures. This music and video sucks though! -~scoffs and skips away~-

  • Hot Squirt Of Best Korea Love

    I thought it was a reference to Boris from Bullwinkle.

    http://f.tqn.com/y/animatedtv/1/S/g/-/1/rb_Stills_borisandnatasha.jpg

    “Boot, Borees, deathcore is a sheeit”
    “Yees, my darleenk, but it will make moose want to keel heemselve or beg us to stoap. Zen we capture heem! We start zee band tomorrow”

  • KJM
  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    KJM Guacamole Jim • 7 hours ago
    Rest assured, the majority of Jews view people like zzzzz as dangerous comedians, nothing more—
    ——————————————-
    these are special times—-as the internet has outgrown the vision of “agenda 21”–which was written in the mid seventies
    art>orwellianism—
    —-
    path of 911 truth–is not about causing danger—but complete reorganization of the u.n.—towards American style freedoms/checks and balances of accountability

  • CyberneticOrganism

    More like “Boris The Fucking Awful Shitfaced Poop Band,” am I right or what?!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I also like how there’s that one goddamned lens flare in the center of the frame the whole fucking time.