Mono Inc. – The Banks Of Eden: A Video Breakdown


“Mono” means one and “Inc.” means incorporated. That concludes our intensive 3-week course.

Mono Inc. are a German gothic rock/power metal band that have been around since 2000. Sadly, I don’t think they have any connection to the Monorail. I cannot confirm if they have ever had Mononucleosis aka the Kissing Disease. I have no idea if they like the Japanese band Mono. And I have no way of knowing if Mono Inc. is offering any internships that can be used for course credit. What I do know is that they have released their ninth (!) album this year and have a brand new music video for their song “The Banks of Eden” for us to watch.

0:02: Contracting Mono makes you instantly laugh hysterically right? Cause that’s happening right now.
0:05: Holy shit, it’s the Nutcracker Prince on bass!
0:09: And Crusty the Pirate on guitar!
0:11: The drummer is the most sensibly dressed out of anyone in the band and she could suffer a wardrobe malfunction at any second.
0:14: Not really sure why she’s so dirty, though.
0:19: He got the smudge under his eye while in prison. He murdered a Hostess fruit pie.
0:25: He’s part of Sgt. Dr. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
0:31: His look can be described as “Fascist Dorklord”.
0:39: I think this video is giving me scurvy.
0:44: I’m getting a Mad Max/King Kong Bundy vibe from him.
0:49: You don’t want to use the Banks of Eden. Their ATM charges are through the roof.
0:55: “Don’t mind me, just saluting the computer used for editing this video.”
0:59: He must’ve gotten some digital rain in his eyes.
1:06: I think you have to actually move the rest of your body if you want to be considered “dancing”.
1:13: He’s never going to get back his Party City deposit now.
1:21: The frills on that shirt make Yngwie Malmsteen excited in the same way that fried cheese does.
1:28: I legitimately love how happy she looks in this video.
1:40: Strobe lightening provided by your 8th grade dance.
1:49: Is it too much to ask for a digital kraken to appear?
1:57: Or maybe some computerized ghost pirates?
2:07: Apparently, they could only afford that one random, out-of-place shot from the pirate ship.
2:15: So is this video pro-pirate? Anti-pirate? Supportive of pirate initiatives? Sympathetic to those lost at fake sea?
2:19: Those are some unenthusiastic ‘Heys’.
2:25: “Zooming in and out means the video has a plot, right?”
2:31: We call this “Resting Power Metal Face”.
2:38: There’s a serious lack of snakes and apples in this video about Eden.
2:50: He’s actually been stuck in those rocks for days. Send help!
3:00: They probably should have invested in some flares or maybe some Walkie-Talkies.
3:09: “Stranded here, on the banks of green-screen Eden…”
3:14: I hope his Michael Jackson-style jacket keeps him warm while stranded on those rocks for all eternity.
3:21: “Did I remember to shut off my alarm clock this morning?”
3:30: Mono Inc. died of exposure three days later.

Mono Inc.’s album Together Till The End is available now via NoCut Entertainment.

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Howard Dean

      Jimmy Fallon is a lifeloving piece of shit, but my fuck is this ever a fitting gif.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Totally dude. Such a fake fucking douche.

  • Waynecro

    Perhaps the drummer is trying not to laugh after she noticed that the cameraman’s fly is down.

    • Joaquin Stick

      She is far too happy to be “STRANDED HERE ON THE BANKS OF EDEN”. That’s just bad acting.

      • Waynecro

        They should have given her a CG grimace.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    all of the wardrobe in this video looks like it was borrowed from the Nutcracker

  • Black Smallbeard

    a woman drummer? HAH!


    • Howard Dean

      URM hire.

      • Black Smallbeard

        only 75% of her snare is being recorded

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I’d grab her by the snare drum!

    • Spear

      I’m sure you won’t be into this at all, but…

      • CyberneticOrganism


      • Black Smallbeard

        yeah that gurrl has some chops

  • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

    I caught mononucleosis at a Slipknot concert once

  • Óðinn


  • Kyle Reese

    I feel like they stiffed the keyboard guy and left him out of the video.

  • KyleJMcBride

    I’ll search the whole house
    for that damn white mouse
    and when I finally find it
    I’ll sniff the whole ounce

    • Black Smallbeard

      I WANT CANDY ?

  • Óðinn
    • Black Smallbeard

      we call that a suckerpunch where i come from

      • Óðinn

        Total suckerpunch. But it’s a neo-Nazi.

        • Black Smallbeard

          everyones a neonazi to a liberal extremist

          • Óðinn

            Yeah, especially the neo-Nazis.

          • Black Smallbeard


          • Óðinn

            Yeah. That’s why he got punched.

          • Sir Kookaburra The Based

            >everyone i don’t agree with is a liberal
            Most liberals I see think nazis should not be hit.

          • Black Smallbeard

            isnt it backwards in funland?

          • Sir Kookaburra The Based

            Liberals in funland think nazis should not be punched, because that makes us as bad as them. That’s a load of bullshite.

    • NDG

      Not really my thing musically but great use of this footage…

  • KyleJMcBride

    What’s this I see in the fog?
    It’s my social media future!
    I see a really long online vacation!!

  • Guppusmaximus

    I was hoping they would have guest vocals by Capt. Feathersword. *Geerrgg*
    I’m disappointed.

  • Dental_Damnation

    The torment 365 must put himself through breaking down these steaming piles must be anguish. You sir are a masochist the likes I’ve never seen before.