Average Psycho

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Average Psycho
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Video by Dir En Grey
Released July 27, 2005
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal
Length 22:31
Label Free-Will
Director Hiroyuki Kondo
Producer Dir En Grey,
Tetsushi Suehiro
Dir En Grey chronology
Average Fury
(2005)
Average Psycho
(2005)
It Withers and Withers
(2006)

Average Psycho (stylized AVERAGE PSYCHO) is a music video compilation released by Dir En Grey on July 27, 2005. It comprises uncensored versions of previously released clips. It is the first and only Dir En Grey release since the "Taiyou no Ao" single not to be published through Firewall Div. and Sony Music but Free-Will, which is likely due to the explicit nature of the videos and the (albeit headless) depiction of Adolf Hitler on the cover.

The videos for "Saku" and "Kodou" are connected by a storyline about a homicidal teenager, while "Mazohyst of Decadence" portrays the lyrical contents of the song: a baby's thoughts on being aborted and left in a trash bag outside a clinic. The video for "Obscure" features a different mix of the song, which has an extended opening and an additional interlude.

"Obscure" and "Kodou" were stylistically censored originally by utilizing wide-framed windowboxing to only show a small portion of the full shot; the Average Psycho versions feature the full shots, and in the case of "Kodou", reveal the full narrative of the video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Obscure"
  2. "Saku"
  3. "Kodou"
  4. "Mazohyst of Decadence"

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