Category Archives: Video of the Week
This category is for a video chosen to represent the Video of the Week. It is selected by any of A Metal State of Mind’s contributors or authors. Enjoy!
This week’s video is from the singer of the progressive metal band Skyharbor, Daniel Tompkins. White Moth Black Butterfly is his solo project that he has created with help from Keshav Dhar (also in Skyharbor) and Acle Kahney (TesseracT). It’s pretty far away from metal, but it’s definitely good enough to deserve a mention, or two. Or, in my opinion, one thousand! “One Thousand Wings” is the title of White Moth Black Butterfly’s debut album that will be released on November 11th, and I happen to know that it includes some very beautiful and special songs. This is the third single, called “Omen” and it premiered yesterday, on Halloween. Good timing, considering the dark, mysterious and slightly horror-like atmosphere in the video and the song. I hope you’ll give it a listen and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
The French act Hypno5e is a band that works with a contrasting sound; it’s either mellow and beautiful or relentlessly crushing. Their music and song structures remind me very much of a heavier Pain of Salvation. Before going to Euroblast Festival I listened through their album ‘Acid Mist Tomorrow’ a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I got even more fascinated with this band after seeing their live show; it was (as their band name suggests) hypnotic, insane and quite overwhelming experience that had me completely captivated from the first second. ‘Story Of The Eye‘ is a good example of Hypno5e’s style and is also one of their least challenging songs to listen to.
Why single out one video when you can get an entire concert? This week, I was trolling around YouTube looking for new things wondering why I can’t hear anything and in the process came across Iron Maiden Rock in Rio. If you haven’t experienced the splendor of a Maiden concert you are missing out. I have only seen them once and it saddens me I have not seen them more often. So, for now enjoy this concert if you have a couple of hours to kill. Strangely enough, I cannot get any sound out of YouTube. I get sound everywhere else, but nothing out of YouTube. I sure hope this video sounds good because it does look good. Never mind, I figured out the sound thing…silly me. It does sound good!