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!
Short, but oh, so fucking sweet!
This is title track taken from their upcoming album “I Am King” out Sept 2nd, hopefully it will include even more of this brutally tasty and chaotic style. I’m writing it down on my list of anticipated releases immediately.
Behold the black door
My sickness rose between us
Here you roam,
Confined in prison cell
The ghost of your voice in a
Disgusting taste whispers my name
Spit to the face my darkness shall embrace
Sexual meat disappeared in a blink
Dogs always keep their promisies
As you puke on my feet
Carnifex are known for many things including hectic tour schedules, brutal live performances and, of course, quality deathcore. Their new label, Nuclear Blast, released the title song, “Die Without Hope”, yesterday to promote the band’s new album. Die Without Hope was released in March. It is Carnifex’s fifth album, and their first since 2011.
I’ve mentioned previously that my favourite music videos are the ones that show the band in action without actors and props to perform the storyline of the song. This video nicely displays the most appealing aspects of Carnifex, such as blistering drumwork, solid rhythm, superior guitar solos and melodic keyboards. All that plus the uncompromising delivery by Scott Lewis, one of the best baritone dark vocalists in the business, adds up to a pretty cool video package.
“Here I am
Condemned but to taste and brood over
The poison of days
Melancholia, my sad love
With you I’m bound to fall
This video has been out a while as was the killer album Surgical Steel. It made my #2 album of the year in 2013 and it’s still stimulating that mass of gel and tissue between my ears. I am not one to normally notice when videos are released. I am normally asleep at the wheel when it comes to videos. The forums of the world do a great job posting then when they come out, but I still miss them…to include this gem, Unfit for Human Consumption. Yes, today is my first viewing and probably is for some of you too. I can’t be the only one missing out right?
I like the subtle close-ups of the instruments (both medical instruments and the ones the band plays). I like when the focus is not directly on the band, but other imagery. Though some of the video is a bit cheesy toward the end, I still think that the simple things make for cool videos. See for yourself and have a great weekend!
Smooth, groovy and edgy; here’s the video for the track ‘Flood’ written and performed by the very promising upcoming band Brutai. Works well to brighten up a rainy day like this one!
The video was made by a group of young students at The Brit School in London. Brutai’s EP can be found here.