Hello once again to our Thursday thoughts with your favorite rock artistes from all around Africa. So we would be dissecting Daniel Otieno top 5 rock videos. Daniel Otieno is the manager of Lust of a Dying Breed (Kenya), he is a man of mystery and blurry mystique. He despises the world and humans. Sit tight and enjoy his videos.
Unanswered by Suicide Silence
I still feel the hairs at the back of my neck charged when I see that circle pit when Suicide Silence performs.
Pyschosocial by Slipknot
Nothing says angst, chaos and 10 levels of threat like Psychosocial. This song was my introduction to the band famed for Iowa and it excited my fascination with masks, pent up frustrations and the need to throw around stuff. I remember watching this and feeling very excitable, wanting to throw around stuff and swearing. Its the same feeling I get whenever this is played at shows, its excites an immediate burst of energy and I find myself moshing whenever it is played.
Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
This song really rolls back the years. This is one of those bands that, along with Blink 182 made you feel okay with being quirky. It made you believe that geeks could get laid.
Pyramid God by Septic Flesh
This video is one of my all time favorites for two reasons. As a kid I was attracted to gaming and I still am. The video is animated and it has that Playstation 3 feel to it. The second reason is its so entrenched in the occult. I remember that around the time I watched this video I’d been reading on occult philosophy from a book called the Kyballion which Martin Kanja had recommended. I remember us getting stoned and this video immersed us into thoughts of the infinite and unapproachable nature of God, symbolism and the nature of the soul.
Death of Love by Cradle of Filth
Cradle of filth was my go to band when I was in my low moments. These were days that I sought to express my frustration with all things divine. The Death of Love, being the story of Joan of Arc satirised in a way that would accomplish the mockery of martyrdom and God was my perfect companion in hard times. This was about the time that I started idolising Dani Filth, he was my symbol for the stand against the established society and that gave me so much power. It is both poetic and offensive. Nice blend, non?
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