Just in time for Halloween, Anthony Vincent is stepping up his “styles” game, playing 12 spooky songs in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas and also setting the mood with purple, blue and green lighting.
Among the songs getting a fresh spin with Vincent’s vocals are a very theatric rendition of Slayer‘s “Dead Skin Mask,” a spooktacular but brief nod to Rob Zombie‘s “Dragula” and Type O Negative‘s “Black No. 1” as more of a melodic ballad. And what would a medley of songs covered in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas be without the singer taking on a song from the composer, revisiting Danny Elfman’s work in Oingo Boingo with “Dead Man’s Party.”
“It was really fun trying to recreate a Danny Elfman orchestration with MIDI. How did I do,” asks Vincent in the credits for video.
Vincent gets a chance to really show his range on Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s “Monster Mash,” doing the backing vocals as different voices including one in more of a falsetto. In fact, his backing vocals throughout the video are worth monitoring as he breaks out a variety of character voices, both male and female, occasionally doing call-and-response with himself.
Other songs covered within the clip include Citizens of Halloween’s “This Is Halloween,” Frank Sinatra’s “Witchcraft,” Carlos Santana’s “Black Magic Woman,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You,” John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.”
Though Vincent stated after his recent Ozzy songs video he might be hanging it up on YouTube, he says with a smile, “I’m back after a long hiatus,” adding that the clip gave him “painful nostalgia,” so he’s back and looking forward to doing more. You can stay up to date with all of Vincent’s work here.
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