We're not going to lie, this video's about alkali....and alkaline metals. Oh and spoiler alert: Those aren't styles of heavy metal. Sorry if we got you all amped up.
There's Lithium, Sodium, the older son Potassium...
...the younger son, Rubidium, the daughter, Cesium...
...and the family dog, Francium (who can really shred it on the guitar).
This family lives on the s-block of Shady Hill and they're ready to rumble.
All of the Alkalis are extremely reactive...
...so we don't recommend taunting, teasing, or dousing them with water.
Bad things can happen. We've seen it.
Well the Alkali's are famous for their hit single...
"We'll Kick the Noble Gases in Their Noble..."
This is a family show, so hopefully they won't play that one tonight.
Of course, they're probably just a little resentful of the Noble gases...
because they'd each need to lose an electron to become that stable.
Clearly no member of this family is currently stable.
Now to the other side of the stage!
Here we have the Alkaline family.
These guys are sort of a heavy-metal-folksy hybrid that they like to call Earth metal.
If Joni Mitchell and Axl Rose had babies, it would be the Alkaline family.
There's Beryllium, Magnesium, and their four girls...
...Calcium, Strontium, Barium, and Radium.
Um, that's a lot of "um."
The Alkalines are like a compound of metal and oxygen...sort of an Earth, Wind, & Fire thing.
(But, you know, without the fire.)
They used to call themselves the Oxides
But they kept getting booked alongside another band called the Ox Hides.
And there was a lot of confusion. So they've been sticking with the Alkalines.
They also live on the s-block, but are two electrons away from being stable.
So they're even more reactive than the Alkali's...
...not to mention harder and more dense.
Well this family is best known for their rock anthem...
"We're Found in the Earth's Crust."
It's a tune you could really hum in the shower.
Now that we've introduced you to the bands, it's time to see these guys rock out.