Lostprophets - Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja

17 April Critic Jonni 0 Comments

LOSTPROPHETS "Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja" from
Lostprophets on Vimeo.

Lostprophets have been reviewed a number times on my blog, these cases include "Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)" and "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)". This was the band's first ever single and the music video is still being played on the music channels, so I was excited when I flipped over and there it was. Lostprophets, at the time, consisted of Ian Watkins, Mike Chiplin, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson and Jamie Oliver. They have recently released a new album and single, which have yet to reach me. Tink09 introduced me to this band and Hollagram Star is obsessed with them. I'm a fan but unless they pull something good out of the bag, I might not be...

The song was written by the band, Ian Watkins stated that the song was about nostalgia when the band was growing up in South Wales and inspired by the Shinobi arcade game they played. The title is derived from the Shinobi arcade game series and Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja. It is definitely my favourite song from Lostprophets, I think it's more about the music rather than the lyrics, but they both are pretty incredible.

The music video is a typical rock band's first music video. It took place in a car park and the people who feature in the music videos were fans of the band, and they had to send an email to the band, who picked who they wanted to appear. A lot of bands tend to do this if they aren't popular, so I doubt Lostprophets will do that again as they are pretty big at the moment.

There's a lot to like about this music video, I like how it's on the very top floor of the car park, and then there's skaters skating and skating into the crowd. It's quite interesting. Then you have the crowd surfing, which you can't help but enjoy. But is there anything else to this video? Not really.

Overall, this music video is performance based, which most first music videos are. I haven't got anything bad to say about it to be honest, maybe that it doesn't directly link in with the nostalgia. But I definitely prefer the song over the music video.