Worst war metal band ever
Over the weekend some shitty war metal band called
Ross Bay Police Department The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released a promo video for their as yet untitled new record, a supposed exploration of the relationship between the power and cruelty of an unchecked police state, opportunistic boot licking politicians, and a terrified civilian population. Combined with the sinister instrumental playing throughout, it’s a little too over-the-top for my tastes.
The genre of war metal has long dealt in fascist themes and flirtations with white supremacy, but Florida’s own The Lake County Sheriff’s Office takes these tropes and dials them up to eleven. This exaggerated take on the American police state is just too silly to be taken seriously. As lead vocalist Peyton “The Sheriff” Grinnell bloviates in the promo video:
“Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight’s the night our SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you… Run.”
Surrounded by his bandmates, each covered head to toe in thousands of dollars worth of taxpayer funded merch, the band appears to be aping an obscure G.I. Joe mercenary group rather than a believable group of badasses with all the power, money, and weaponry of the state stuffed up their sleeves and zero hesitation to unleash it on nonviolent criminals and peaceful protesters.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s new album will drop some time this Summer. Pick it up at your nearest neo nazi distro.
(Big thanks to Justin for that title)