Creepy and Downright Diabolical Music From The Chemical Wartet

By: Marissa Brassfield - Feb 14, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: rathergood & i.gizmodo
Despite their play on words, the band The Chemical Wartet is a trio, and an unusual one at that. They play actual instruments, like ukuleles and an overturned trashcan-turned-drum, but all vocalization comes from old gas masks that have been retrofitted into kazoos.

The video above depicts The Chemical Wartet singing a cover of "Hallelujah" with their diabolical gas mask kazoos.

Implications - Terror fashion exploded in popularity during the recession; with the close ties between fashion and music, it's no wonder that the music world also took apocalyptic cues in instrument design. The Chemical Wartet is just one of the many musical groups that uses recycled and repurposed items as instruments, simultaneously commenting on consumerism and pop culture.