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Horror Music Video of the Week: Otep – 'Apex Predator' [NSFW]

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Last month, we reviewed the sinister and ultra-violent concept album Hydra, the swan song of female-fronted extreme metallers Otep (check out that review here). That record is a gory, atmospheric checklist of murderous mini-tales, and one of the most brutal is “Apex Predator," the single which we previewed in that same article. The band selected that track for the album's first music video, in which band founder/vocalist Otep Shamaya stars as a white-eyed demoness.
 
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The clip is directed by PR Brown, who has previously worked with Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold. While the images aren't nearly as explicit as the song itself (the protagonist fantasizes, among other things, about how her pretty victim's head would look on a stick), it's still fairly unsafe for work, thanks to its highly eroticized approach to violence. “It might get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content,” Shamaya commented prior to the video's release. “But the message is important... challenging phobias, hypocrisies and delighting the vices in your mind.”
 
Go ahead and give the uncensored version a spin!
 

 

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