If Spinal Tap and the Blues Brothers could earn the respect of the genres they parodied, there’s no reason Dethklok can’t be embraced by the death-metal community. The animated band is the subject of the Cartoon Network’s Metalocalypse series, a gory and hilarious show that depicts the intellectually stunted band wreaking mayhem and flunking at everything not related to sex, drugs and metal. Creator and lead singer Brendon Small heads up the touring version of Dethklok — a surprisingly accomplished unit that pummels its audiences with rat-a-tat double kick drum, crazy-fast guitar arpeggios and grunted Beelzebub-worshipping lyrics.

“Bloodrocuted” by Dethklok :

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