Ill Niño – Blood Is Thicker Than Water: A Video Breakdown

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But is it thicker than Mountain Dew: Code Red?

Some of you may not know this, but Ill Niño are still around and putting out new music. Though the golden days of nu-metal have long since passed, Ill Niño have been consistently touring and putting out music over the past decade without any extensive gaps or breaks. That’s highly commendable and downright impressive when you consider how the metal community-at-large views their genre nowadays.

Ill Niño’s major-label debut album Revolution/Revolucion was a large success selling over 375,000 copies. Their follow-up Confession sold even better at over 500,000 copies. While times, trends, and tastes have changed since their heyday, Ill Niño have, for the most part, kept to their Latin-fueled metal sound. The band eventually found a home on Victory Records, joining fellow nu-metal stalwarts Taproot and Otep.

In 2014, the band released their seventh studio album Till Death, La Familia. Why do I bring this up? Because they just put out a music video for the album. In 2015. Yeah, I don’t know why, either. In any event, let’s take a look to see if it was worth the year-long wait.

0:02: Happy birthda…or, wait.
0:06: Beyond Digital Thunderdome
0:09: Did Ill Nino become a minimalist ambient project when no one was looking?
0:15: Dog is thicker than water.
0:17: Whoa, this took a dark turn rather quickly.
0:22: More like Enya Niño, amirite?
0:28: Invisible Melons strike again!
0:33: They certainly have a “flare” for the dramatic? Eh? Ehhh?
0:36: Oh, raspberries. This is getting more uncomfortable than sitting down at the pineapple factory.
0:42: You guys like lens flares? No? Tough croissants!
0:49: JJ Abrams is offended by all of this lens flare.
0:54: “Ugh! Google Maps is the worst!”
0:58: Candles provided by the clearance section in Target.
1:03: Ill Niño were never the same after Marc Rizzo took his backpack and left.
1:06: That backpack had all of their Pokemon cards in it.
1:08: Everyone knows searching at night is the best time for finding things.
1:14: The blurriness represents the blurriness in us all. I think.
1:22: “This is the last time I agree to do one of those surveys in the mall.”
1:25: Um, is their percussionist bleeding from his head?
1:30: “No tongues!”
1:39: The Saw movies are getting really lazy.
1:46: Is a plane about to land?
1:52: You know you’ve gone too far when the candles aren’t the brightest thing in the shot.
2:04: She’s the type of woman who sits right next to you on the bus even though there’s like 10 open seats.
2:07: And she totally stinks like onion soup mix.
2:16: A small part of me wants one of his dreads to catch fire.
2:21: Their drummer has the absolute best facial expressions.
2:30: Wearing your band’s shirt in your music video? Party foul!
2:34: They might come back to you if you remove your Chester Bennington lip ring.
2:40: “Hands up” means he’s feeling it. Or he’s airing out his armpits.
2:43: “Never going to grandma’s house again.”
2:54: House Of Wax didn’t require this many candles.
2:57: Circle takes the square!
3:04: This is the most intense game of tic-tac-toe I’ve ever seen.
3:11: Headbanging near that many open flames and you’re gunna get…OH GOD HELP! HELP! WATER! WAAAATTTEEERR!!!
3:22: Holy shit! Nekrogoblikon is in this video!
3:30: Not more Sad Satan. Not again!
3:31: Oh, sick! What part of “no tongues” don’t you get?
3:32: Hey, the Terminator is in this too!
3:41: “Sssssssssssssup, girl?”
3:50: She was made of fruit punch this entire time!
3:57: I hope she’s up to date on all of her shots.
4:08: Frederica Krueger.
4:17: Jeez, there’s still like almost 2 minutes left in this video.
4:27: Was this filmed on the set of Jurassic Park?
4:30: Dude’s going to swallow a lot of bugs shouting like that.
4:39: Go through the spooky door in the middle of the woods. Nothing bad will happen. I promise.
4:48: At least she won the blueberry pie eating contest.
5:00: “I once caught a fish this big.”
5:03: Hey, the crazy lady killed herself. Problem solved!
5:19: What, no one has a spotlight or something?
5:25: Thanks for nothing, Ill Niño. You guys didn’t even bother to look.
5:33: If your blood is thicker than water, consult your physician as you may be experiencing serious problems.
5:40: The bunny was in on it the entire time.
5:46: Gasp! Wait…they’re standing right there. The light is flashing right on her face. They’re just going to arrest her and toss her crazy ass in jail. Plan fail!

Ill Niño’s album Till Death, La Familia is out now via Victory Records.

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Dagon

    Wow this is incredibly bad. I couldn’t make it through the whole thing.

    • Just shut your eyes and think about baseball.

      • Dagon

        I lose it if I think about baseball. Rugby, on the other hand…

        • Lacertilian

          World Cup on this year dude.
          I’m pumped, especially after the Wallabies managed to knock off the All Blacks for the first time in years.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    This shitty band played a gig downtown here where I live years ago. At the time I was working for a rental company setting up tents and basically just doing hard labor for money. They needed a stage set up so they naturally called the rental company I was working for to order stage. We arrived downtown unloaded the stage and set it all up with the lights and the tent over top. They were the biggest fucking assholes! Nothing was right for them. They claimed the stage was too small and that is was shit. They just gave us a very difficult time and were very full of them selves. They acted like they were such big shots. So, not only are they a shitty band they are shitty humans too. Fuck this band!

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/37456a2d77d1553b20d3ece658d861cf/tumblr_n4j644hB3a1qcluu2o4_250.gif

    • Stockhausen

      What a bunch of idiots. Not a single metal band in this world needs to act like prima donnas, let alone a washed up, third-rate band in a genre that has been the butt of every joke for over a decade.

      • Dagon

        Woah. This is a genre?

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      Ill Babosos.

    • I don’t know if they still have the same drummer from when they started but I went to see them play and a couple friends couldn’t get in due to age. We told him we weren’t aware of the venue’s age restrictions. His reply was something to the effect of “What do you want from me? I sign contracts all day.” Seems not much has changed since then. Still douchbags.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      More like ILL DICKSLAP! Ha! *high five*

  • KJM

    Vince McMahon could end up being charged with accessory to murder as well as other crimes.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      Huh?

      • KJM

        http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0901/600197/wwe-hall-of-famer-jimmy-snuka-charged-with-murder/

        It’s been alleged that Vince spread a lot of money around back then to make this case go away. If they’re finally charging Snuka with this after 32 years, they must have serious evidence against him. This could backfire on Vince bigtime. I guarantee you he’s shitting bricks right about now.

        • JWEG

          VM has escaped Karmic Retribution many times before, though.

          They’ll just edit Snuka out of their public record and go right back to business as usual.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            He’s worth 1.12 billion. He’ll sneak his way out of this no problem.

          • KJM

            He’ll ultimately escape any kind of legal trouble, but it will cost him. The bigger concern is the bad publicity for WWE especially in light of the recent Hogan scandal. After the Chris Benoit tragedy WWE had to drastically change the style of their TV show.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            RVD’s no longer with WWE, so it can curl up and die as far as I’m concerned.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Can he go back to TNA? Maybe I’d watch if they got him and Raven back. Hell, Stevie Richards is in ROH now.

          • KJM

            TNA can’t afford RVD anymore. They’ll be lucky to have a TV deal by the end of the month.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Well that’s inconvenient. I hope they survive as the GFW invasion is actually going really well.

          • KJM

            I haven’t watched TNA regularly since 2009. I also can’t bring myself to care about GFW until they become a separate company with their own TV show. Besides, Jarrett still owns about 15-20% of TNA anyway so it’s not much of an “invasion”.

          • KJM

            If Vince would only retire, it would get a heel of a lot better. Meanwhile there’s always ROH.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            Stephanie McMahon would be just as bad, and she’s most likely heir to the throne.

          • KJM

            Actually HHH and Steph running shit would be 1000 times better. NXT is proof of that.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Damnit Snuka, why did you do it?

          • KJM

            This has been known for decades. It’s just that there’s been no hard evidence.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t think this is going to end well for Vince.

          • KJM

            He’s not gonna end up in jail. No one that rich does, especially if you’re not a drug lord.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            This is something I’d expect from New Jack, not Snuka.

          • KJM

            Cocaine and steroids are a serious mix, add some repetitive head trauma and you’ve got a party!!

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            We call that Saturday night at my house, plus lots of krokodil addicted hookers.

          • KJM

            I prefer my opiates clean.

        • Honkey McWienerPudding

          Oooooooooooooooooh. Wouldn’t matter with Snuka at this point, since he’s practically knocking at death’s door as is.

          • KJM

            He’ll be dead before the case even goes to trial.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            We won’t even get to see him do a flying body splash from the judge’s stand.

          • KJM

            I’m sure he barely comprehends what’s going on around him.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            Him tumbling from the judge’s podium while trying to do one will do just fine.

          • KJM

            At this point, he’d be lucky to stand upright for more than a minute.

        • CT-12

          Might be a very good thing in the end for the future of WWE (really not trying to be insensitive here, because I know that the victim’s family surely deserves the most closure and benefits from this case). Anyhow, while Vince probably won’t get into trouble, I could foresee him and some of the higher ups either retiring or distancing themselves from the brand for a little damage control, and thus possibly giving a little more power to Steph and Triple H. A man can dream, can’t he?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wish that they’d go in power already. HHH have a good vision and I’d like to see it happen. If he makes WWE programming TV 14 again I’d be very happy but I’d be even happier if he found a way to make Ziggler and Wyatt main eventers.

          • CT-12

            I’m getting fairly sick of Ziggler’s shtick, though I could almost see a good feud between him and Wyatt if they were to ever break up this terrible “Lana, Rusev, Dolph, blah, blah blah” shitty storyline.

          • KJM

            Yeah, that story’s getting old. They gotta find another way to feature Lana.

          • CT-12

            I’m worried for Rusev as well. They make him this “unbeatable” dude in the beginning and now he apparently keeps losing to fucking Ziggler? It’s a joke, and has completely neutered his character (outside of this bullshit soap opera storyline WWE keeps going). Dude needs to start getting involved in a feud with Ryback or someone more in his weight division.

          • KJM

            He should’ve been feuding almost exclusively with people like Reigns, Ryback, Lesnar, etc

          • CT-12

            Yessir

          • KJM

            Vince and Kevin Dunn both retiring would be a smark’s ultimate wet dream.

  • JWEG

    Speaking of Beyond Thunderdome (sort of, but not really), I just watched this film in glorious(?) HD transfer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKBYHQZFnIQ
    You can find the full film on YouTube, too. It’s just a VHS rip though.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      I’ve not had the pleasure of this one I don’t think, but Italian post apocalyptic rip off cinema in general is full of win.

    • Guppusmaximus

      This can’t be any worse than that yawn-fest known as Mad Max: Slurry Road

  • Mxxk Bxnxntxn™

    “Happy birthda…or, wait.”
    It’s my birthday!
    Don’t stop singing.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I’m all for bands being sensitive and vulnerable. But nobody needs weedy shit like this. Well, except maybe Pantera fans.

  • Honkey McWienerPudding

    Poop is thicker than blood.

  • Stockhausen

    *clicks play on song called “Blood Is Thicker Than Water”*
    *first 8 lines are either WOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAA or OUR BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER, SING IT*
    *turns off song called “Blood Is Thicker Than Water”*

    • Gotta fill those SIX MINUTES somehow.

      • Mother Shabubu 8

        Holy shit it’s six minutes.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Fuck every WHOOOOOAAAAA song forever and always.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      It’s missing their trademark George Lopez Spainglish.

    • Mother Shabubu 8

      I prefer Jason Suecof’s version of Ill Nino better.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22MwYqkUStM

  • So sorry but, given the Ghost Tyree anecdote…

    INTO THE SUPER TOILET IT GOES.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt5kXFKhbIQ

  • Honkey McWienerPudding

    Bwahahahaha, they landed on Victory Records? Do bands even bother looking up anything about Victory before signing with them? The owner has one of the worst reps of any indie record label out there, and his underground rep in Chicago is right down there with Blake Judd.

  • Guppusmaximus

    I’m pretty sure that song contained every single audio cliche known to the Man. hashbrown illstillmeanssickwhichisnotgood

  • Hubert

    Ill Nino is Hubert disapproved.

  • Óðinn

    ~~~

    • Sir Tapir The Based :]

      You guys will be lucky when it’ll be 2020. You’ll be getting the best president ever.
      #Kanye2020

      • KJM

        Massachusetts will secede and declare itself a “Kanye-free” zone.

        • Sir Tapir The Based :]

          You gotta open your heart to Yeezy.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            Thank whatever we finally got him out of Chicago. Steel Panther >>>>>>>>>>>> Kanye.

          • would rather listen to Kanye over SP any day

          • SECONDED

          • KJM

            I’d sooner listen to “Cold Lake” than Kanye.

          • KJM

            NO.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            YES.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I don’t like Kanye’s music, but he is a lot better than Steel Panther.

          • KJM

            That’s like saying a kick to the balls is better than a punch in the face .

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            For me, SP is the kick in the balls.

          • KJM

            At least SP acknowledge that they’re a joke. Kanye spends every moment of his time in the public eye begging people to take him seriously.

      • JWEG

        I can’t wait for the pseudo-celebrity who gets up and declares on (barely-related) national television that President Kanye West “doesn’t care about White People”.

      • JWEG

        Mind you, the real point seems to be that Kanye is predicting that whoever wins this time will only get One Term.

        I, meanwhile, remain mildly hopeful that President Trump gets a second against all odds. It could do wonders for Canadian immigration.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      …………

      • Mother Shabubu 8

        Führer Thrashundkill!

        • Honkey McWienerPudding

          Exact opposite, ya numpty. That’s his head on George Patton!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I prefer Enya over these guys any day.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      I like Enya. I still have her best of.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I also like Puya very much.

  • Waynecro

    I still haven’t found Diet Mountain Dew Code Red anywhere. Come on, Mountain Dew. Diabetics also need something xtreme to drink while they play video games.

    • Óðinn
      • Waynecro

        Apparently, it exists; however, I’ve never seen it in person. And I’ve looked for it. God help me, I’ve looked for it.

        • Óðinn

          I’ve never seen it in stores either. If you’re desperate, it looks like Amazon sells it…

          http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Diet-Code-Soda-12-oz/dp/B003MXXYRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441144642&sr=8-1&keywords=diet+code+red

          • Waynecro

            Thanks! I’m not quite that desperate (though ordering the shit is a possibility). The last beverage I ordered from Amazon was Steven Seagal’s energy drink, which they didn’t make for very long. That drink was a goji-berry bomb.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Code red is easily found in NC, like all soda products. Coke was founded in GA and Pepsi in my great state, if i recall correctly

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, I read online that the diet Code Red is available in only some regions. I love Code Red, but I can’t consume that much sugar at once. I drink diet/zero-calorie soda on the weekends as a treat, though, and could totally go for some diet Code Red.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            Surge is only available on Amazon too. I’d actually start drinking soda again if I could find that or cucumber soda around here.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Surge is coming to NY in 6 days! They’ve been expanding the stores that get it. I’m so buying a ton of it.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            BTW, meant to drop this off to ya. Starts off with blah blah drama, then goes right into some of the best tag team moves ever. RVD doing a Rolling Thunder while Sabu does a Guilletine Leg Drop at the same time…… classic! Plus Hayabusa does the Stardust Press (triple flip frog splash).

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAhspD5QG5k

          • * buys stock in Surge Corp.

          • KJM

            I’ve been informed that Surge tastes like barium enema solution. I believe it. I’m guessing you probably like Moxie and Cel-Ray too.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            I stopped drinking soda around the time they stopped making that (partly because of a hypoglycemic siezure). It’s very, very rare you’ll ever see me drink one. With a root beer float is about it, and that’s about once a year. I used to have soda to mix my hard liquor with, but I stopped hard liquor almost two years ago.

          • KJM

            Ouch, best to stay away from soda then.

        • KJM

          I’ve tried to give up Diet Mountain Dew numerous times to no avail. I quit cigarettes on my first try but I can’t quit freakin’ soda. That’s crazy.

          • Waynecro

            At least you’re drinking diet. The regular stuff is like hummingbird food. Have you ever tried limiting soda to certain days (rather than cutting it out completely)? I only drink diet soda on weekends. I find that carbonated water gives me my carbonation fix midweek. Arrowhead has some pleasant flavors.

          • KJM

            Nah, stuff like this tends to be all or nothing for me.

          • Waynecro

            I get that. Good luck quitting soda if you decide to go that route. Congrats on quitting smoking.

          • KJM

            At this point I’m thinking that quitting smokes is good enough for me.

          • Waynecro

            That is quite an accomplishment. Keep on doing the Dew, man.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            I drink soda with root beer floats, which is about once a year. Outside of that and when I’d use them to mix hard drinks years ago, I stopped drinking soda back in 2001. Tastes like ass, fucks with my sinuses and makes me even thirstier after drinking them.

          • Waynecro

            I used to drink whiskey and Coke all the time. Now I just have a few Coke Zeros on weekends. I haven’t had a root-beer float in ages, but my girlfriend recently had a float made with root-beer stout. She said it was pretty great.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Seagrams gin and diet Sprite was my go to drink back in the day. Oddly enough, had mostly good times with that. I never would’ve told my ex-fiance how I felt about her without it, lol.

          • Waynecro

            That’s awesome. In contrast, I never would have met and started seeing my long-term girlfriend had I not quit drinking.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Win win situation, my friend!

          • Waynecro

            It worked out pretty well–though I do miss whiskey sometimes. I really loved that shit.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            I stopped with hard liquor almost two years ago, and haven’t missed it since. I went through way too much bullshit with that.

          • Waynecro

            I haven’t had a drop since 2007. I miss it sometimes, but I’m better off without it.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Yep! I’d say stick with beer, but considering your situation it’s best to do without. I’m definitely tapering off now that I’m working again. I can’t be the Bastard Chef I once was, haha!

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, alcohol is pretty much out of the question for me these days. My younger brother is a chef, and he’s been clean and sober for a little longer than I have. I think he prefers working without being fucked up or hungover all the time. The culinary industry is tough, man.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Yep! Check this one out. It’s the audiobook for my all time favorite book (and yes, that’s Bourdain reading the whole thing). It’s the bible for all chefs pretty much.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JsQ9b7E70

          • Waynecro

            That’s awesome. My brother was a big fan when he was a young cook. He and some of his culinary-school buddies even went to a book reading and got their books signed.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Definitely jealous! The only famous chef I’ve ever met was Charlie Trotter (when he offered me a gig, which I of course turned down). Nice enough guy, but had a track record of being a major asshole and not paying his employees.

          • Waynecro

            That’s crazy, man. My brother has worked for some pretty well-known chefs, and he too struggled with shitty personalities and not getting paid. It’s a hard industry, and a lot of young people enamored with the glamorous image Food Network portrays are probably going to find out the hard way one day.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Gah, Food Network! The bane of all actual chefs.

          • Waynecro

            Yes, but Giada’s boobs. That’s something we can all enjoy.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Indeed! Not nearly as hot as Nigella Lawson though!

            http://i.imgur.com/YjuFhVC.gif
            http://i.imgur.com/cEAVlSS.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4581aab78047e32f98de42a7560911f5bb8e95904b9f5fbeca8e2eebe6342adc.jpg

            Now I must retire to the top bunk. You know, for research.

          • Waynecro

            You make several good points.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            My friend Renee was on the first episode of her and Bourdain’s show ‘The Taste’. Ludo actually hired her afterwards. She’s an excellent chef, wayyyyy beyond my skill set!

            http://www.thebraiser.com/ludo-lefebvre-hires-the-taste-contestant/

          • Waynecro

            That’s killer! My girlfriend and I watch that show. Ludo always seemed cool. Cool but crazy.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            He’s an arrogant ass, but that’s par for the course when it comes to French chefs most of the time (definitely excluding Jacque Pepin and Eric Ferin from that list).

          • Waynecro

            I worked for a French publisher for a while, and he was an arrogant ass. And he couldn’t even cook.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            *Eric Ripert*

          • Scrimm

            DUDE ME TOO

          • KJM

            What do they put in that shit? Liquid heroin?

          • Scrimm

            I think so. It’s insane. I made it six months once but a traumatic experience knocked me off the wagon hard.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            I quit smoking for 11 1/2 years, then started up again once I was getting off my fifth a day habit. And yes, I heard friends say “why not just smoke some weed?”. Weed and severe alcohol withdrawal do not mix at all, and that would’ve made it so much worse.

          • KJM

            Fortunately me and alcohol do not mix much. By the time I was of legal age it pretty much lost it’s appeal for me.

      • it’s… beautiful

  • Óðinn
  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    OT: This new Ahab is really wagging mah beard

  • xengineofdeathx

    Code Red makes a mean ass slushy. It’s the perfect thing to replenish my energy after a Union Underground concert, and a night of gay bashing.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      Hopefully you weren’t the one gay bashing.

      • xengineofdeathx

        Na this is a hypothetical bro scenario.

        • Óðinn
          • xengineofdeathx

            Brocational hazard.

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            Later that night: “Bro, I was coming on smooth n’ shit, and the bitch still wouldn’t suck my dick! Brought some Four Loko and some UFC shit I got offa Pirate Bay. Gotta hit up on some hot ass ho’s at tha gym before I go to tha tanning booth and B-Dubs tomorra. Dat bitch don’t know what she’s missin’, dawg.”

          • xengineofdeathx

            Yo son, I even got a couple Oreo Mcflurries, and ate some pineapple so my cum tastes like fruit. I was gonna raw dog her to our favorite Crazy Town song D. Shit ain’t right!

          • Culinary Cunilengus

            I told dat ho I’d take her to BDubs, watch some UFC, and go back to my place for some Five Finger Death Punch and Bud Lite Lime, and she still said no!

        • Culinary Cunilengus

          Oh, ok! :-p

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Wait, you remember Union Underground too? I love you. I have their one album.

      • xengineofdeathx

        Haha yeah. They played South Texas Deathride a lot on the metal channel/radio thing on Direct Tv. This dude at work jammed it like it was the coolest thing he ever heard a couple weeks ago. Also, that channel turned me onto Death, that channel fucking ruled bro.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I love them. I never had Direct TV though.

  • Óðinn
  • Scrimm

    Ill Hellno

  • JamesGrimm