Hi there. just like you all, i'm a die hard linkin park fan! however, seeing their new music video, Iridescent, some thoughts came to my mind.

 

there's this snake, pyramids, horns on Mike Shinodas shoulder, sitting on a throne made out of antlers (making him look like the king of all demons) and being in the middle on the "last supper" scene, where Jesus was supposed to be sitting at.

 

this music video made my religious (best) friends fuss about and think that linkin park worships the devils, demons, etc...

 

please tell me reasons why the things above are wrong :(

 

thanks :D

 

hare your own interpretation of LP's Iridescent music video!

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I thought their choice of scenes in the video was much too horrible-seeming for what the song is about - the song points to hope, for me, but I don't get that feeling of hope at all from the video - I found the video disturbing.

 

I guess I would prefer a maybe anime-type vid? One idea would be to have a person climbing up a large slope of scree at beginning and the scree continually crumbling away, making it hard for the person to keep from plunging too far down, and volcanic eruption and ash all around, the person covered in dust, keeping on trying to get a view of what's ahead, trying to see if there is a place of safety on the other side of their hill (and zoom out scene to show some grassy plains and forests and rivers, etc, and wildlife over other side and in the distance, and blue mountains far off... that the person can't see), then zoomed in scenes of the person's emotions (tears, frustration, despair) and clawing arms etc during chorus, then at end of song, the person finds resolve to not give up, not let the crumbling slope get the better of them, and you see that determination in their face, and peace come into it because they know the way forward, they know they're just gonna keep going and they believe they can probably make it, and their valiant extra effort is rewarded and they reach the top and see the mountains in the distance and the grassy plains and the animals and birds and trees and all and realise all their effort was worth it and there is hope for them now.

 

That would be the sort of inspiring video I would have liked to accompany Iridescent - I hope they do an alternate video some time which I could love as much as the song. I do think the vid was very well done, technically though - kudos to them for doing such a great job on it, even though it did not get across the meaning I felt from the song.

Melanie Michelle: Well, it's what they say... We can't be 100% sure though. Or maybe the Iridescent video is portraying people's belief in the 21st century, believing in demons and such instead of the good side (God, Gods and Goddesses, Holy Spirits, Angels, Nirvana, etc), and then they say to "Let It Go", meaning letting go of our demon/devil beliefs? Hmm

Aaralyn: Haha yes! Disturbing! Your idea is great actually. I hope some of the members see this. I hope so...

Thanks Jessica :-) Yeah, my only thought about why they may have chosen to do that sort of vid is that all those things are seen as portrayals of evil, so they were the nasty things, the 'devastation' and to be moved on from to more hopeful things - but it still didn't make me feel like that, watching it, so yes, disturbing :( I'm pretty certain they meant well, I feel their good hearts in most of their songs (like Iridescent itself, the lyrics - v helpful).

Jessica Lianna Smith said:

Melanie Michelle: Well, it's what they say... We can't be 100% sure though. Or maybe the Iridescent video is portraying people's belief in the 21st century, believing in demons and such instead of the good side (God, Gods and Goddesses, Holy Spirits, Angels, Nirvana, etc), and then they say to "Let It Go", meaning letting go of our demon/devil beliefs? Hmm

Aaralyn: Haha yes! Disturbing! Your idea is great actually. I hope some of the members see this. I hope so...

I guess regarding the Last Supper scene, I wondered if they were pointing to the fact that some religious people do some quite evil things within their religion (hence the snake on the table and the whited-out eyes) - that is certainly my experience and many of my friends' experiences also, so I wondered if that was the reason for that particular scene? It would make sense to me.

 

But I also thought, they could also be saying that some people feel lost in their religion and feel like they fail to live up to it again and again and/or perhaps sometimes don't really understand some of the things their religions tell them they must live like and believe etc, and to let that sadness and frustration go? But I don't know what they were really trying to say with that vid. Oh well, maybe they will enlighten us sometime - I'd like that. :-)

Didn't you know Brad Delson is actually a far reincarnation of Jesus.
very funny :D :D :D :P And somewhat true, if those pics they have of Jesus really were of him :D :D :D

anvanoppens© said:
Didn't you know Brad Delson is actually a far reincarnation of Jesus.
Totally Shit. Ever since the video came out, some garbage website start saying LP's in illuminati or whatever shit. TOTALLY WRONG! Chester, Dave, Joe believe in god while rob and brad are Jewish ...

There is a music video, that some guy is walking in a middle of a dirt road, with large trees on the side of the road.
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its sort of rock/pop rather than hiphop, and it is done in a serious sort of mood, so it sort of shocks you as you dont expect that to happen.
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I don't think there's anything significant about the pyramids. Some people are paranoid that they represent an evil cult, but they have false claims about the eye of Horus or something being in the pyramids, when there is no symbol there. The closest thing is one of the moons (hence the Transformers movie)shining in the middle of one of the three dimensional outline of a pyramid. The moon is not the same as an eye! Therefore, I call blasphemy on any signs, which I checked the video thoroughly, and I found none. Accusing them of putting something like that in their video is like saying that boy scouts are a satanic cult because they teach children how to build a fire (fire is also a 'satanic symbol'). Give me a break. Also, there's random lines/shapes connected to each other with dots. I'm pretty sure those are constellations. As for everything else, I suggest you look up "The Country of the Blind". The plot of that story lines perfectly with the video, plus when Joe sent an email, he quoted a phrase from that book. As for the snake and Last Supper and Demonic Mike, a throne made of thrones has no biblical significance. The thrown of the devil is actually claimed to be in a city called Pergamos because of its sinful nature. Although the snake is technically robotic in the video, the inaccurate last supper copy, and Mike looks like the devil, I don't think that Joe wanted to give us an evil impression. I think the video was trying to warn us that the world is slowly destroying itself and falling into Satanic ways (look at Kesha, for example) and that there's very little room for hope at this point. Maybe as an alternate suggestion against the book I mentioned, the blindness represents our ignorance of what we're getting ourselves into when we follow the media. As far as I'm concerned, acting like a Satanist is "cool" to some celebrities, who I think are just saying those things for attention. Maybe Joe was trying to warn us. I don't know, he's weird, go ask him for yourself.

I meant throne of horns ^^

I'm also a die hard Linkin Park fan and I'm very disappointed from what they had done with this video.
I also wonder if the lyrics aren't connected with the evil too.

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