Stu Folsom, leader of “death western” metal group SpiritWorld, is here to take you on a brain-starved trip through the Best Zombie-Themed Music Videos.
The band has a trilogy of blood-splattered, western-tinged videos of their own, dating back to “The Bringer Of Light” single off the Pagan Rhythms debut album and up to the current with cinematic pieces for “Relic of Damnation” and the Deathwestern album title track, so who better than Folsom to talk shop regarding other artists who have delved into the world of the undead?
If you’re not familiar with SpiritWorld, well… you’ve really been missing out. They’re quite groove-intensive with melodic accents and muscular hardcore riffs all coalescing to yield some decisively catchy tracks. It’s not so much genre-mashing as it is genre-merging, creating a fresh new sound with an even fresher look. It also might be the first time rhinestones and cowboy hats have not at all been off-putting in heavy metal, so credit to Folsom for pulling off the impossible.
The lesson here? Come for the zombies, stay for the six-shooters and riffs.
Before we get to Folsom’s picks further down the page for the Best Zombie-Themed Music Videos, check out the video for SpiritWorld’s “Deathwestern” song directly below. Look for Deathwestern to drop on Nov. 25 on Century Media (get your copy here) and follow the band on Instagram, Facebook and Spotify.