Avenged Sevenfold puts a new spin on Barbie fever in the band’s new video for “Mattel.”
This being Avenged Sevenfold, their take on the iconic doll is not exactly a feel-good story. They turn the Barbie Dreamhouse to the Barbie Nightmarehouse, which features a lot of doll nudity and drug use. There’s also a fair amount of fiery explosions, making the whole thing a real Barbenheimer affair.
“Mattel,” by the way, is also the name of the toy company that makes Barbie. In the song, A7X frontman M. Shadows seems to imagine himself as a doll, singing, “My vinyl skin provides protection/It holds in place my plastic bones” and “I’ve smelled the plastic daisies/And it seems we’ve found ourselves in hell.”
You can watch the “Mattel” video streaming now on YouTube.
“Mattel” appears on Avenged Sevenfold’s latest album, Life Is But a Dream…, which was released in June. A7X’s tour behind the record continues Friday, September 22, in Nashville.
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