Silent Planet – Panic Room: A Video Breakdown


Californiaaaaaaa here we cooooooooooooommmmeeeeeee.

Silent Planet is a Los Angeles-based Christian metalcore band on Solid State Records. Some of you may remember Solid State as the Christian record label home to bands like Demon Hunter, Norma Jean, and formerly Zao. I didn’t know the label was still around and had thought they went the way of Trustkill. I guess there’s always a market for Christian mosh music. Right, Darkness Divided?

The band’s new song “Panic Room” is about a divorced woman (Jodie Foster) and her diabetic daughter (Kristen Stewart) forced to take refuge in the safety of a panic room while three men (Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam and 30 Seconds To Mars’s Jared Leto) break into their apartment in search of a hidden fortune. No, wait. That’s just the plot to the movie Panic Room. That actually would’ve been much better than what Silent Planet is writing about. Here’s their explanation:

“The song attempts to examine with a greater culture of war, held aloft by politicians who patronize soldiers as talking points while cutting bills that could provide soldiers with mental health services and entering into needless, preventable armed conflict. Panic Room tells the story of one veteran who attempts to retain his sense of humanity while being suspicious of his role as a cog in the history’s strongest war machine.”

Did I die and Hell is just being stuck in a freshman level political science creative writing class at a for-profit college that holds classes above a Quiznos?

0:01: Yeah, I’ll bet.
0:08: You’ll never make the track team like that.
0:13: You’ll definitely not make the track team like that.
0:18: That’s going to stain and mom is going to be furious, you guys!
0:24: Existentialistic!
0:27: Trying hard now, getting strong now.
0:30: That Diet Dr. Pepper goes down real smooth.
0:41: “I’d like to talk to you about erectile dysfunction.”
0:46: Oh, Jesus, here we go.
0:51: This is your kid. This is your kid on nu-metalcore.
0:55: Gotta show off those video editing skills somehow.
1:00: Somewhere, Jahred from (həd) p.e. is weeping.
1:06: So is there anyone else in this band or…
1:12: Goddamn IKEA furniture!
1:16: Missing one fucking screw and now this hunk of wood is useless!
1:20: Call Of Duty: Battle Of Brocore Creek.
1:26: I’m glad this video isn’t in 3D.
1:31: This is some damn exciting stuff.
1:37: It’s Sting!
1:42: Dude needs to choke up on the bat.
1:48: I get it. The running represents the the struggle of the rugged individual in the heartless government.
1:54: And the baseball bat represents the free market.
1:59: And the vomit rising in my throat represents Ayn Rand.
2:03: Oh, hai, American Beauty.
2:12: Milk was a bad idea.
2:20: The hand represents getting jam on your hands and then touching someone else so that your hands are now clean without having to wash them.
2:28: Luckily, freedom, Constitution, and bringing back the gold standard will also keep him warm at night.
2:35: Work on your eyebrow game, brah.
2:44: Get all your money’s worth with your Final Cut Pro subscription.
2:52: There’s more forced symbolism in this video than the ending of The Departed.
2:59: Seriously, where are the other members of this band?
3:05: Pew pew! Pewpewpewpewpew!
3:15: Gasp! It’s like he’s shooting right at us!
3:23: “Did I remember to lock the back door?”
3:27: Should’ve prayed on getting rid of that facial hair.
3:36: Silent Planet uses a pile driver to deliver their messages.
3:41: Making me miss the good old days of Aversions Crown videos.
3:48: Put us out of our misery.
3:55: “I just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar! What kind of neighbor are you?!”
3:58: “Fuck! I laid down on my keys!”
4:03: There’s so much shit going on in this video that we need to call a septic tank.
4:08: Red, white, and blue smoke? What are they trying to say?
4:12: Come on, Silent Planet! Stop being so vague!
4:18: In the plant world, this is called The Petal Shot.
4:24: Eye C Wot U Did There, M8.
4:31: The only way Donald Trump can get an erection is to watch this video.
4:38: Time to consult your doctor or local berry farmer.
4:44: You’ve got red on you.
4:50: Probably should’ve warned some of those people about the imagery in your video then, huh?
4:58: Well now I feel terrible.

Silent Planet’s album Everything Was Sound is out on July 1st via Solid State Records.

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  • I love me some Panic Room. When it’s on the telly, I usually always watch it. David Fincher FTW.

  • Möthër Shäbübü

    I wish it was a silent plant. I wouldn’t have to hear this shit.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    ‘Christian metalcore’ pretty much tells you all you need to know.

  • Waynecro

    The best colleges hold classes in the Quiznos. How can anyone expect students to learn if they have to keep going downstairs to get more Mountain Dew?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      “Class, I’m required to inform you that this Mid-Semester Final is brought to you by Quizno’s.”

      • Waynecro

        Anyone who missed question number five clearly didn’t study the Quiznos menu as instructed. The correct answer is “toasted.”

        • Sploopy Thunderplop

          This semester includes an in depth study of “What the fuck are those little roadkill looking things in Quizno’s commercials?”.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    “Dude, you ever, like… really thought about those Call of Duty soldiers going home & shit? Like maybe they’re all fucked up and their families are fucked up and everything’s fucked up after the war, because, like… fucking politicians & shit use them like little toys on their checkerboard or some shit. No way they’d go out there themselves so they recruit all these dudes who end up being fucked up & shit. Really makes you think, dude.”

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I thought Them Darn Gnomes was Christian Metalcoor’s band?

  • Guppusmaximus

    “The song attempts to examine with a greater culture of war, held aloft by politicians who patronize soldiers as talking points while cutting bills that could provide soldiers with mental health services and entering into needless, preventable armed conflict. Panic Room tells the story of one veteran who attempts to retain his sense of humanity while being suspicious of his role as a cog in the history’s strongest war machine.”

    I’d say he’s 50+ years late to the cliche party…

    • Sploopy Thunderplop

      “I was watching Tropic Thunder, and it got us thinking about all the fucked up shit about war and shit, and how no one has ever written a song about how fucked up war is, bro.”

  • oh geez, when those vocals came in:

    • more beer

      You made it to the vocals? I made it as far as the ad for the free bible. That was enough for me.

      • just do it for the lulz mb

        • more beer

          I usually try to make it part way through at very least.

      • You see that Vermin Womb is back? New material in the works. Ethan is a busy man.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          In the words of Vermin Womb, ‘AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH’

        • more beer

          Yea I did see that.I am going to go check them out on Thursday night.

          • more beer

          • Fuck yes! Saw this earlier.

          • more beer

            I love the place this is at. Really close to my house and byob.

          • the rhinoceropolis sounds like a cool place

          • more beer

            Small DIY venue in an industrial area. To bad they are going to tear down the whole block in the next couple of years. For a huge expansion of interstate 70 and gentrification.

          • thats going on everywhere man. theyve been trying to decide what to tear down in order to widen i-26 corridor for the last 15 years

          • fuck the gentry

          • more beer

            They know what they are tearing down here. It is just a matter of when. The state has been buying everything along that corridor for this project for a while now.

          • its another one of those local vs state issues here (just like the bathroom issue is a smoke screen for anti-local big government oversight)

          • more beer

            More government vs the people. The state and city are in cahoots. There is some prime real estate they want to develop.

          • mmmmm i donno man. locals around here are a different breed (queue banjo).

            they just dont realize their precious party and their coveted religion are the ones fucking them!

          • more beer

            My friends whole block got bought up and everyone evicted. For this project. People know what’s up. But what can you do when the developers have bought the city government.

          • what im saying is locals here are gun toting farmers that own giant tracts of land, outside the city is fields meadows and mountains, the city’s (urban) expansion is in direct odds with the majority of locals (and a bit of the rural city).

          • more beer

            That sounds like nothing will ever change there. Those people are not going to change. They certainly don’t want to give up their land for the sake of progress.

          • no. i did a job for some old boy in sylva (where i used to live before here), and he told me he and his family had been on that hillside for at least 150 years.

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            And they will be there another 150 years.

          • they werent the prettiest people on the planet

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          • every now and then the holler will put out some slutty hot redneck girl

            never forget 9/11

          • more beer

            At least there is that!

          • I know I am jumping into this conversation waaay to late, and I am not entirely sure I completely understand each persons position BUT, I am going to say it anyway… I kinda feel like if people want to live on the side of a mountain, not sell their land for the sake of progress, and never change, then it it entirely up to them.

            I would to discuss this some more.

          • more beer

            I wasn’t saying people should do anything they don’t want to do. Just that things will stay the same where BB lives. Due to these people doing everything down party and religious lines.

          • Sploopy Thunderplop
          • i meet soooooooo many of those guys on the left every day.

          • Sploopy Thunderplop

            Yup. It’s all different degrees of the same thing, really. I think this election’s proven just how extreme both sides of the fence have gotten. And now Romney’s trying to run third party, which is going to fail in spectacular fashion.

            Edit: I just realized you meant the guy on the left. I thought you were talking about the left wing for a second.

          • nah, thats not going to work. the rnc will kill that. thats why trumps been meeting with preevis. cant split that ticket.

            in all reality, all the republicans want to hold onto this election is the congress. its worked for 8 years to great effect. they know the white house is hillary’s

      • Sploopy Thunderplop

        I’m afraid to even click it. I have to build up a certain amount of self hatred and self flagellation to even listen to the first minute of it.

        • more beer

          Ads for religion make for a bad video.

  • pewpewpewpew. This was hilarious, 365! Thanks, super zombie.

  • JWEG

    From all that’s written, I’m going to assume that pressing play might severely undermine either the psychological aspect of my post-surgery recovery, or quite literally mess up my abdominal surgery. Mildly coughing hurts. Retching repeatedly might cause me to black out from the pain.

    I’m safer to stick with Kurushimi. It’s making me feel uneasy, but in a controlled and therapeutic way. (second H/T @Lacertilian:disqus).

    • brokensnow


    • Count_Breznak

      While comparing two zombies out of famous novels is a sound concept, the Frankenstein’s Monster’s name is actually Adam.

  • Sploopy Thunderplop

    So, essentially it’s every single Five Finger Death Punch song that isn’t about beating up people and getting post-workout boners?