Mushroomhead takes a lot of horror influences between the subject matter of their songs and costume design. Which is why I always preferred them as opposed to Slipknot. Don't get me wrong, I like Slipknot(IOWA is one of their best albums, fight me), but Mushroomhead just has more of an edge. I can't put my finger on it, but they just have this aura about them that draws me in more.
Today we are looking at their tribute to Grindhouse features called Shroomhouse. It's two music videos with mock trailers in between complete with the authentic Grindhouse experience such as film burns and distorted sound. The first trailer is titled The Legend of the Boo Hag witch, which is pretty damn spooky. We then get the first music video for the song "Carry On", which is hauntingly beautiful and full of gothic horror imagery.
We then get a silly intermission song and some lighthearted commercials to prepare us for the horror to come. The second half leans all in with its trailer titled The Possession of Father Thomas. That's followed by the video for the song "Madness Within" which sounds like a nursery rhyme birthed from the pits of hell. The video is a send off of the gorier aspects of Grindhouse films.
After the credits sequence, we get a teaser of another Shroomhouse double feature to come. In all, I very much enjoyed this. I felt it was a nice treat, and very much along the lines of what I expect from Mushroomhead. By the way, the songs featured are from their latest album "A Wonderful Life", which I highly recommend because it rocks and well, it's Mushroomhead.
Doing this review reminded me that there are bands out there releasing horror related videos, so look for me to include more of those in the future
Till next time, stay safe and stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla-