There’s an old saying in the rock world: if it’s too loud, you’re too old. The basic idea is that age isn’t a number so much as it’s a loss of enthusiasm or enjoyment; you can be old as hell and still love raucous, heavy music as much as the next guy if you’re young at heart. Case in point, there’s a new webseries featuring two grandmas reviewing some of metal’s heaviest bands, and not only is it pricelessly funny, but the reviews are pretty spot-on.
As you’ll see in the footage below, the show Two Rocking Grannies features Nana King and Granny Haze, two hardcore older women who aren’t afraid to take on some of rock’s heaviest music. And we do mean heaviest — the ladies in the series listen to everyone from Slayer to Ice Nine Kills to Make Them Suffer to Avatar. Along the way, the grannies react to the various videos, sometimes favorably, sometimes with some real grandma-level brutal honesty.
For example, when reviewing Meshuggah’s “Bleed” video, Nana King says, “This is not at all what I thought Meshuggah was going to be. Not even close…I’m gonna ask now, too, is this grannies gone deathcore?”
“That was something!” says Granny Haze at the end of the video. “I’m…not sure what, but that was something!”
But don’t forget, these are grandmas we’re talking about, and when someone’s very talented, they’re going to give them a nice bit of support for example, watching Avatar’s “Going Hunting” video, Granny Haze is quick to note, “He’s got a nice voice…Wow, this is really good!”
Check out some of Two Rocking Grannies’ best below:
So there you have it, friends — the next time you feel like ripping on someone for being old, stop and consider that maybe they slay harder than you ever could.
Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. The Pit is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
Words by Chris Krovatin