Erra – Warrior: A Video Breakdown


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I have to be honest: When I initially picked this video to breakdown, I thought Erra was that black metal band on Victory Records. Sadly, that’s Erimha. You can see where I might’ve made that mistake. Instead of getting a corpsepainted band with the possibility of having the world’s worst label tour, we get Erra, a Sumerian Records chuggity chuggity gurr rurr chuggity chug band. There’s not enough bounces in a bounce house to make up for this mistake. Pull up your mosh shorts, gauge your ears with no forethought, and get a tattoo on your throat: it’s video breakdown time.

0:06: Crap…crap…crappy start to the soooonngggg

0:11: I expect to hear HAL 9000’s voice any second now.

0:18: The editing budget for this video must be through the roof.

0:23: That might explain why the set is just a bunch of twigs left over from the Heidevolk video.

0:31: Hey, it’s Mr. Clean.

0:36: And he’s super serious about getting out those greasy food stains.

0:43: Hopefully he can get all the sap from those branches off the floor.

0:52: Someone give the cameraman some Adderall.

0:57: I don’t think we’ve had a steady, focused shot yet.

1:04: Hopefully no one caught their mosh shorts on any stray branches.

1:09: Can’t be moshing if you’ve got splinters, brah. Gunna have a bad time.

1:14: Director: Okay, when you do vocals, just kind of hunch over and grimace like you’ve got to take a dump, but all you’ve been eating for the past week is dollar store mac and cheese and canned stuffing.

1:19: Now look like you’re trying to squeeze out a peach pit.

1:28: There’s a disturbing lack of people bouncing in place in this video.

1:33: I guess that’s bouncing. It’s so hard to tell.

1:45: All this wood is a Freudian diagnosis waiting to happen.

1:56: It just feels wrong that Mr. Clean isn’t doing the clean vocals.

2:02: I got it! The guitarist should grow a mustache and wear flannel.

2:04: That way they have Mr. Clean and the Brawny Man!

2:09: Getting a little bit of a Jared Leto vibe with those vocals. Minus the Pantene-approved hair of course.

2:16: This video could use a few star wipe edits.

2:24: Was this filmed inside a shipping container?

2:31: Was a warehouse not available?

2:40: Come on, do something with all of those branches!

2:46: Hit each other!

2:53: Start a fire!

2:59: Make a boat!

3:10: Anything!

3:22: Oh good. Two of him.

3:37: I’d like to believe this was done by a video editor on his last day and he just kept hitting buttons until it was time to go home.

3:48: Soooo what is the concept of this video?

3:53: “Break the walls.” My god, they’re stuck in that container and need our help!

4:02: Use those branches to pry open the doors, dude!

4:10: You have a song called “Warrior” and not one picture of the Ultimate Warrior. For shame. In fact, there was nothing in this video even close to representing warriors or fighting. You would’ve been better off having a Ken doll getting smacked around by one of those old Hulk Hogan rubber action figures.

As far as Sumericancore bands go, that was tolerable, but not I’m more interested in those branches. Did they use them to roast marshmallows afterwards? Did they make s’mores? Were they delicious? These types of videos really make you think.

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  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    The vocalist not having a mic is super weird to me for some reason.

    • Stockhausen

      I hate when bands do that in videos. It’s not mega necessary, obviously, but at least it gives their hands something to do.

      • This video:
        I like this band, but the editing + lame camera work + no mic = super awkward and lolbuttzy.

        • Tyreeling In The Years
          • dude………

          • Scrimm

            I was just thinking about this last night.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Shitty situation to be in. Sucks!

          • Scrimm

            Me and a couple other guys found a guys body in our mechanics school. So fucking weird to walk into a room and find someone dead.

          • Tyreeling In The Years


          • Scrimm

            There’s a ton in the military, especially at the holidays. My best friend from those days did it as well.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            watch the above worldwide suicide–while listening to this vid—both full vol

          • This must be a tape unedited from the cameraman, very graphical.

            Reminded me of this video on TV of the 90. It was a regular news of a hostage situation in Caracas and the uncesored version was emitted live.

            I wasn’t in Bogotá. It was in Caracas:

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            IN THE FACE!!!

            What a shot.

          • the guy with the gun was bragging that he prefered to kill the pregnant woman than surrender.

            After 5 hours of negotiation, the half bald police man that stopped the camera after the shot made the order. The guy was a sheriff at the capital city police and he’s now in jail because political reasons.

            In that time, the police was trying to make a more violent offensive against the delinquency. It was the time of “plomo al hampa” or “shots to the criminals”.

          • That grin on his face really sells it.

          • more beer

            I remember this but they only showed up to him falling on the news.

          • JvRv

            Interesting how all the blood just pours out of his nose. also “Someone call a doctor”. pfffft good luck buddy. Someone get a necromancer.

        • Stockhausen

          Blehhhhh that’s awkward. Just have a mic, dude.

    • I also hate when they’re playing with no amps or when stuff is clearly not plugged in.

      • JVVG

        I once saw a TV program where this rock band backing some nasal broad were apparently playing a fully plugged-in yet supposedly impromptu outdoor gig during a heavy rainfall.

        I was a bit sad not a single one of them got electrocuted. But I guess they had to sacrifice realism given it might have been too traumatic to the tween audience probably intended (despite being on at 3AM, it was clearly one of those Disney Channel shows that probably plays at 3PMish on American TV) to see them all die violently.

        Would have made a heck of a final episode though, if you ask me.

      • Can you imagine just sitting there and all you can hear is the drummer hittin away at his kit while everyone plays their electric guitars unplugged? I feel like that must be incredibly awkward, even with a backtrack playing

  • Tyreeling In The Years
    • OT: The Rules of Attraction is quite possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Never seen it. I just know of this scene because of Theresa Wayman.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          I watched the newest Better Call Saul today Tyree. It was… so so.

          • more beer

            Keep in mind that a lot of Breaking Bad was slow as they worked the story up. I just finished watching it. I was a little taken back, I`ve been in that house with all trophy animals when I briefly did pest control in Albuquerque. The shot outside is not that house. That house is up in the Sandia Mountains not on the mesa. You don`t forget going into a house like that ever.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Oh yeah, at first I thought s4 of Breaking Bad was kinda terrible but it ended up being one of my favorite seasons of the show.

          • more beer

            One of my favorite things was how Albuquerque was so integral to the show. I lived there for 10 years and knew where everything was which was pretty cool. Saul’s office was a couple of stores down from an all ages DIY venue I used to go to The Compound.

      • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

        No, this is the worst movie ever.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus

        Really? I rather enjoyed it. Though The Informers or Cosmopolis (as we have discussed ad naseum) both could contend for that title.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          See also: In Time w/ Justin Timberlake, but I guess I shut it off before I could confirm.

        • Cosmopolis IS fucking terrible but The Rules of Attraction opens with a woman getting raped on puked on. It doesn’t get better from there.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            We can agree that was exactly the opening of the film.

  • Ferris Mueller

    I once made a similar mistake while attempting to load my car USB with some Pyrrhon but instead loaded Pythia. Lost cred with my bros that day…

  • Stockhausen


  • Based Tapir

    Waht the fuck! Snow White’s Poison Bite is from my hometown? Fuck it, I’m moving the fuck away!

    • Enemy Of The Free World


      • Based Tapir

        This news has caused an eternal pain in my sweet and based ass.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          I stopped having Soundi delivered when SWPB was interviewed for the second time.

          • Based Tapir

            Dood, new Circle and Pharaoh Overlord albums this year on the same day! DOOD!

          • Enemy Of The Free World


    • more beer

      You must now set fire to your entire Finnish Village to cleans the world of this abomination!

    • “we’re the horrow crew”

  • I cannot fucking believe Snow White’s Poison Bite is a signed band that isn’t laughed at and mocked every time they’re seen in public. Victory Records is an abomination.

    • We now have more whiff of the material

      • more beer

        And more shitty music from Victory!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    3:53: “Break the walls.” My god, they’re stuck in that container and need our help!

    Win. #iwannasoundjustlikeperipherycore

  • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

    Victory Records can go die in hell fire, Erimha or no Erimha. The way they treated Thursday back in the day was abhorrent, and so was the A Day To Remember situation.
    As for the song, it was decent, but the video sucked.

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      They were terrible to my beloved Hawthorn Heights as well.

      • Formerly Known As Oli Sykes

        Their terrible to everyone, even the people who like them.

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    God damn videos are stupid.