Steve Grimett’s Grim Reaper – Walking In The Shadows: A Video Breakdown

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Twin Peaks: Shadows Walk With Me

If bands like Iron Maiden and (arguably) Judas Priest are 1st tier New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, then Grim Reaper could comfortably be considered 2nd tier. Their 1985 album Fear No Evil was well-received (despite the absolute insanity that is “Final Scream“). Following legal battles and shifting popular musical tastes, the band disbanded in 1988, and singer Steve Grimett went on to sing for both Onslaught and Lionheart. In 2006, Grimmett reformed Grim Reaper who are now set to release their first album in almost 30 years. Here is the new video for the title track.

0:05: One of these band members is not like the other.
0:11: That guitar is going to be sore in the morning.
0:16: That’s not how braille works.
0:21: *coughcoughcough*
0:25: Someone set the smoke machine to “Barnes.”
0:31: InterVarsity is getting weird.
0:36: I feel like we interrupted Steve Grimmett’s smoke break.
0:43: You know it’s mystical when things are done in reverse.
0:50: I love it. Everyone is super psyched to be in this video.
0:59: Remember this the next time you hear a young band complaining about the rigors of shooting their videos.
1:06: Oh, I get it. He wants us to take his hand.
1:17: I hope everyone stretched before filming.
1:24: Hey, a dorje.
1:32: That guitar better be using some protection.
1:38: Guitar VD is no joke.
1:44: Making a spice rub the old fashioned way.
1:57: I think Grim Reaper stole their drummer from a Ministry concert.
2:06: That’s either a really big cross or a giant t-shaped gingerbread cookie.
2:18: Grrrrrrrrrr!
2:27: You’re just ruining that antique table.
2:31: It’ll be worth nothing on Antiques Roadshow.
2:43: My legs are tired. Do I have to walk in the shadows?
2:50: Wouldn’t it just be easier to drive in the shadows?
2:56: We can take my car. I don’t mind.
3:01: Invisible Hernia Exam.
3:06: Arthritis affects 1 out of every 5 mystical druids.
3:16: Black candle provided by Tom G. Warrior’s Bath and Bodyworks. Come for the scents, stay for the “Ugh!”
3:27: Would “skipping in the shadows” be alright?
3:32: After all, you never see anyone being killed in a horror movie while skipping.
3:38: Or moonwalking.
3:47: Looks like he’s taking a whole lot of that guitar in his hands.
3:59: Steve Grimmet’s Drummer’s Facial Expressions.
4:04: Dude! You looked back!
4:12: “Hi, I’m Todd. I’ll be your Reaper today. Can I start you off with something to drink?”
4:18: Death. It’s what’s for dinner.

Steve Grimmet’s Grim Reaper’s Walking In The Shadows is out now via Dissonance Productions.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    It’s JJD’s third favorite NWOBHM band! Just behind Diamond Head and Praying Mantis

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      I wish I could say I liked this album. Something was missing when I first listened to it.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      I have Fear No Evil on vinyl and it’s framed on my wall. I also own See You In Hell and Rock You To Hell on cassette.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Grim Reaper’s definitely good shit.
    Another “2nd tier OS heavy metal band that should be 1st tier”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6fIfzK9U74

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Black candle provided by Tom G. Warrior’s Bath and Bodyworks. Come for the scents, stay for the “Ugh!”
    Yes, yes, so much yes!!!!!!!

  • Waynecro

    The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages you to follow Grim Reaper’s lead and spend some time “Walking in the Shadows” to prevent melanoma. Just remember that even the darkest shadows are no substitute for a quality sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.

    • I recommend SPF 100: Covering your windows with tinfoil and black electrical tape and never ever ever going outdoors again. Sometimes also referred to as “Netflix.”

      • Waynecro

        The Netflix method also keeps alien/government/Google spy rays from getting into your brain.

  • “Arthritis affects 1 out of every 5 mystical druids”. Yeah, magical beings are affected by regular diseases too 🙁

    Half-elves can develop miopia, for example.

  • Scrimm

    Take it easy with them high notes, old chap.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      He’s gonna have hell playing this live.

      • Scrimm

        For sure

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    You think this is exciting? I might be meeting the real Kevin Nash, Jim Duggan and Billy Gunn.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      WOOOOOOO!!!

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I wish Ric Flair was going to be there but he isn’t.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Haha, that would truly be awesome.

        • Count_Breznak

          Fuck that guy isn’t even 70 ? He looked like 80 20 years ago.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            He’s not 70? I didn’t even know that. I thought he was as old as Steve Howe.

          • Count_Breznak

            Close, he’s ’49 and Howe ’47.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            Wait, Steve Howe isn’t even 70? I thought he was much older than that.

          • Count_Breznak

            At least according to wikipedia.

  • Mon*Star

    I love Steve Grimmett’s 80’s voice, and highly recommend the original Grim Reaper as well as Lionsheart’s first self-titled album. Some of the tunes from “Rock You To Hell” show a great leap in songwriting, it’s unfortunate they couldn’t continue.

    The first Lionsheart album has some jaw dropping guitar work from Mark Owers giving the album a Whitesnake meets Van Halen sound with Grimmett’s voice at the top of its game. https://youtu.be/3pQvpXqeKCQ