YouTuber musician Anthony Vincent has discovered what happens when you mix heavy metal, humor, and cats. As with most things, a cat adds something meowgical.
Online, Vincent has been described as a “viral metal impressionist” who excels at turning non-metal songs into metal mashups. He’s done unexpected mashups of many popular songs. Then, he wrote a song about his cat Pyretta. In the comments, a fan described the result as “kittycore.”
Cute Aggression Metal/Kittycore
In a little over a month, Vincent’s “Cute Aggression” video got millions of views on social media. As you can see below, it’s a head-banging song about finding your cat so adorable you feel overwhelmed and just want to squeeze it. After the song came out, fans submitted videos of their adorable pets that were cut into the official video.
“I love my cat. I love to squish her face!” Vincent belts out. “I love to pull her ears back and look at her face. She’s so cute!”
“Pyretta on the drums,” he shared via Facebook.
An Urge to Squish
Another person pointed out that the Filipino word “gigil,” applies perfectly here. It’s defined as “the overwhelming feeling that comes over us when we see something cute.” Thus, you could say Vincent’s cat gives him a case of the gigil, “an intense desire to squeeze something” ridiculously cute.
“Cute aggression. I don’t want to cause any harm. It’s just these positive feelings are too intense,” he screams.
Again, it’s the serious hard-driving metal delivery that catches you off guard.
“I hug her; I squeeze her; I boop her little nose. I tell her that I love her, I wonder if she knows!”
After the viral video reaction, Vincent sported his Cute Aggression merch.
As effortlessly funny as the songs are, it’s backed up with some serious musical talent!
Video by Anthony Vincent via YouTube:
The Self-Care Cat Metal You Didn’t Know You Needed
Vincent also released a video for what he calls “self-care metal” in a song called Rest Up. In a society where we’re generally expected to act like robots for our corporate overlords, he reminds us to stop, rest, and cuddle with our cats. We’ve done enough. Again the unexpected metal delivery injects humor while he offers genuine healing affirmations.
His relaxation recipe: “Just relax. Take a nap. Squish your cat.”
Below: Video by Anthony Vincent via YouTube:
Alien Cat Metal
Following Cute Aggression, Vincent released another song about his cat. This time, it’s called, “My cat is an alien,” and we could immediately relate. Seven years ago, we shared eight signs your cat is an Alien starring Cole and Marmalade.
The fourth sign your cat is an alien: Always watching you with those freaky eyes! (You’ve seen them blinking a third eyelid too!)
Likewise, after singing about his cat spying on him like an alien, the metal singer gets another case of gigil and can’t handle so much cuteness.
Video by Anthony Vincent: