There is very little that needs to be said to put across the basic idea of Van Canto. Three words, in fact, are really all I need: a capella metal (er, is that two words? whatever). Not that I'm going to stop there -- there's no way I can resist heaping it on a bit. Yes, this is a band that does metal -- in the case of the tune I've found for you, it's what I like to call D&D metal, the kind full of dragons and swords and shit -- a cappella. They make the guitar, bass and other sounds with their voices. With a drummer. So you have a guy pounding out some metal beats, plus four guys and a chick who are all either singing dramatic lyrics about masters and apprentices and what not or going "deedley-deedley-deedley-dum-dum-dum" for four and half minutes. While making faux-scary "metal faces." It's German, I'm pretty sure it's meant to be taken seriously (mind you, Germans take David Hasselhoff seriously as a musician, so...) and utterly, mind-meltingly ridiculous. And you can find it by clicking through to the jump.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!