Friday, March 14, 2014

Key & Peele, "The Power of Wings"

With all respect to Barnes & Barnes, no musical groups do comedy better than the metalheads. An entire Dr. Demento anthology couldn't stack up to the laughs provided (intentionally or not) by Spinal Tap, Steel Panther, Dethklok, GWAR, Tenacious D, "Earache My Eye" or "I'm the Man." Hell, even some of metal's biggest "serious" bands are funnier than anything on Funny or Die. Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized?" Cannibal Corpse's "Hammer Smashed Face?" Give these men the Mark Twain Prize.

Key & Peele, currently mugging on the cover of this week's Time, are the latest to join the illustrious Metal Comedy world. The video for their song "The Power of Wings," which premiered on the team's uproarious Comedy Central show, is a deadpanned tribute to metal bombast that has me laughing even harder on the third viewing. Eat your heart out, Dragonforce.

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