Firewind – Ode To Leonidas: A Video Breakdown

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THIS…IS…CHEESY!

Firewind guitarist Gus G put his band on hold while becoming the main guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, but now they’re back. The Greek power metallers will be releasing a new album in January and to promote the album, they’ve given us a shiny new music video. Have you ever seen the movie “300”? Firewind has and boy, do they really like it, especially that Leonidas fellow. Take a look.

0:11: Welcome to Windows 98.
0:16: Or an old Moonspell video.
0:29: He’s stroking his beard like his wife won’t be home for another 2 hours.
0:35: Without Christopher Lee, all soliloquies in metal songs are hot garbage.
0:43: “Who’s ready for the Hot Tub Club?”
0:53: “Greetings, Sir Chrome of Dome!”
1:01: Nice of Jens Kidman from Meshuggah to make an appearance.
1:10: Leonidas’s beard may have in fact devoured his mouth.
1:19: These bands really like their digital mountains.
1:25: Apparently, the Spartans had excellent mascara.
1:34: There’s something odd about wearing a giant cross in a video about ancient Greece.
1:45: Aww, he got Leonidas a poster.
1:51: “I’ll dominate you.” Gross.
2:11: Welcome to Wrestlemania!
2:19: That’s the face of someone doing something they absolutely love.
2:26: He was full of jam! I knew it!
2:32: “Sweet murdering, bro.”
2:45: They have all the computerized graphics at their disposal and they decide to play in the most boring location possible.
2:56: Leonidas must defeat the army of luchadore pandas.
3:04: ‘Til Brooklyn!
3:21: It’s nice that they remembered to digitally enhance the statue’s bulge.
3:28: Some digital plants would really brighten this space up.
3:34: Maybe put in a digital skylight and let some sunshine in to the room.
3:49: That’s a lovely tunic you have on, ma’am.
4:05: Uniforms provided by a Halloweentown store on November 1st.
4:14: These Rent-A-Spartans can’t even hit their shields to the beat.
4:27: Oh, so this is a Matrix movie now?
4:35: Here comes the guitar money shot.
4:41: “Come at me, brooooooooo!”
4:50: The video spent all their budget on air and face paint, so no action sequence for us.
5:04: And here’s a little side action if you love keyboards.
5:13: I guess Firewind is going to skip over the whole Spartan Master Race thing.
5:27: His shield is really just a giant piece of foil-wrapped chocolate.
5:35: This drummer is definitely at the wrong gig.
5:44: THIS…IS…POINTY!
5:55: And his eye makeup remains flawless.

Firewind’s album Immortals is out on January 20th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

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  • Joaquin Stick

    Made it thought the whole intro, then the first fucking lyric is “I’ll dominate you” NOPE. Watching the rest on mute. My cheese limit has been reached.

    Love that we’re bringing back Hot Tub Club btw.

  • Maik Beninton™

    This is pretty sweet, just not sure about the vocals, they could be better.

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    His work with Ozzy is better.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I love Ozzy, but his output for the last decade has been utter shit.

  • Óðinn

    Gross.

  • Not normally a fan of power metal like what is in this track, but THIS, FUCKING THIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsMVrMwOC0

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    “Without Christopher Lee, all soliloquies in metal songs are hot garbage.”

    This is a scientific fact.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    This is a pretty cool song though, jut not a fan of the video. I don’t like how all Spartans in popular culture are now 300 extras.

  • Black Unbeard

    song isnt terrible. dont really dig the vocal delivery or the subject matter tho

  • Waynecro

    One time, I watched the movie 300 the night before a big job interview. I nailed the interview and got a job one level above the job I was interviewing for. Coincidence? Probably. But I can’t deny the possibility that the movie’s reminding me of my physical ability to kick the interviewer over a table helped my confidence going into the interview.

    • Black Unbeard

      KNOWING you can kick someone over a table is the key to self confidence.

      i was looking for you the other day cause i wanted to know what supplement you think i should start stacking with my regular setup

      • Waynecro

        I also like knowing that I’m strong enough to throw any of my loved ones at least 20 feet out of harm’s way if something’s about to explode.

        What supplements are you taking currently, and what do you need a new supplement to do for you? I used to take tons of supplements, but I found out that most of them didn’t do shit for me. I pretty much just take vitamins, protein powder (three kinds), creatine, leucine, caffeine, and sometimes yohimbine these days.

        • Black Unbeard

          then i guess we are about on the same regimine. i take vitamins (including niacine and fish oil), protein powder, creatine, and fat burners (caffeine).

          i donno, was kinda just looking for something different. i see a lot of people tauting glutamine lately but you usually get that in other stuff. and i thought about grabbing some bcaas but usually they are included in others too. i see a lot of shit about casein protein but i essentially drink a gallon or two of whole milk a week

          • Waynecro

            Most good protein powders have decent BCAA levels, and you get BCAAs and EAAs if you have a meat-heavy diet. I usually supplement with BCAAs/EAAs only when I’m on a severe cut and eating very little actual meat. I do take extra leucine with my postworkout shake because various studies seem to suggest that leucine is highly beneficial to protein synthesis. I don’t have too much experience with glutamine–I know I took it for a while a few years ago, but I don’t remember it doing anything for me. I sometimes take L-carnitine before workouts. It’s supposed to have some positive effects, but it usually just makes me feel tingly and weird, so I only take it when I get some free with an order from TrueNutrition or something. My preworkout stack is usually just a joint-support pill, caffeine, and yohimbine.

          • Black Unbeard

            maybe ill check out a round of glutamine thru my next cycle and get back to you.

            and here i thought you might be on to some crazy new shit i didnt know about. … except uhhh whatever the hell yohimbine is

          • Waynecro

            You might have a better experience with glutamine than I did. Sometimes stuff that works for others doesn’t work for me because of the diabetes–that goddamn condition fucks up all sorts of stuff. I’ve read good things about some newish supposedly cutting-edge supplements (arachidonic acid, for example); however, many of these studies are sponsored by supplement companies and therefore highly questionable. I’ve gotten sort of cynical about supplements in the last few years, so I rarely deviate from the tried-and-true stuff like creatine. Yohimbine’s basically just a fat burner/stimulant: https://examine.com/supplements/yohimbine. When I take it with caffeine before a workout, I notice a slight increase in energy. It’s pretty cheap, and I’m usually in a fasted state, so taking it makes sense for me.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

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      • Waynecro

        B
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        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          HAIL!

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      Yay, you’re back! Where were you?

      • Waynecro

        My annual vacation, during which I try to stay away from computers. It was fun playing dead for a while, but it’s good to be back here among all you awesome folks.

        • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

          Yay! I’ve been up to my usual antics.

  • KyleJMcBride

    This…IS…T…O…H!!!! (kicks)

  • KyleJMcBride

    You know what? Fuck what I said in a previous thread about the whole “change of seasons” thing. Only 10 days into January and I’m already sick of the freezing cold.

    • ≠ Voidscape Tyree ≠

      It’s been brutal! Luckily it’s going to be in the 50’s tomorrow here. So odd after it’s been negative degrees the past few days.

      • KyleJMcBride

        Same here. Tomorrow’s gonna feel like a heat wave.

  • KyleJMcBride
    • ≠ Voidscape Tyree ≠
      • KyleJMcBride

        Even in a show full of gorgeous women, she’s still the A Number 1.

        • ≠ Voidscape Tyree ≠

          I always found it funny that Stacey from Waynes World was in that.

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  • CyberneticOrganism
    • CyberneticOrganism

      Also, Bioré® Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

  • gacharicmeatspin

    Fuck yeah, new Firewind! Love this band.