Category Archives: Video of the Week

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Storytelling Videos: A Forest Of Stars – Gatherer Of The Pure


He’s a man of the world, but his is a small world,
being a world whirled and whipped inside a filth caked skull.
All a dalliance in delusion, all dreamed down in narcotic seclusion,
he peeps all askance through all and sundry;
three dimension unreality his fourth dimension play-day.
All eternity a rainy Sunday.
He, a builder of worlds in dreams.
He, a destroyer of worlds in dreams.

Feculent plots / hatch / fester / fry.
Subsistence burnt black, effulguent brain pan besmirched.
Labours of love ladled into ravenous toilet bowl of life.
All lost souls to feat upon fresh hot meal of voided bowel.
He, a leacher of colour. He, a void in sanity.
A poisoner of the well, instiller of winter’s gray flavour.
A spasmed spatter of the obvious, a-soiling gleaming uncertainty.

On a lonely wander through twisting streets of Yonder,
his one good eye spying, prying, a shadow play for yesterdays.
All tomorrows, all yesterdays today,
Carrion Crow, pinch-faced proprietor of this sorry sideshow.
Roll up, roll up! Crack cranks his codeine calliope,
all is vibrant colour without his vermined bone box.
All within, bleak nothing – all without to pay homage, at his insistence.
Cosmic keys broken in twisting locks of lost infinities.
His worlds all a-fire now, a Lucifer turning in listless circles,
before landing in the dry hay of thoughts half-remembered.

Evensong their last song.
Pray for the prey! Sing for your supper!
Funeral pyres for one and all today.
As hand of God to give,
as hand of God to take away.

Hilarious Videos: Baby Godzilla – The Great Hardcore Swindle


There’s a righteous feeling inside my bones
I’m not contented enduring these clones
Each in the same way fitting the mould
Keeping this business so painfully cold.

Give me 5 years and I’ll write it the same way.
Just more years like this.

I see a problem we must address,
And it’s not just to do with the way we dress,
Let’s break this to pieces brick for brick,
Throwing money at the problem just won’t stick.

Shame to put a price on this,
Where has your integrity gone,
I’ve got a feeling you’re all that’s wrong,
With this, it’s not a system,
This is a business,
And one that I’m slowly falling out of love with.

Under the weight of successes cold stare
We’ll find a new way of parting our hair
And a new breed of partners will come into view
Each of them posing a new hoop to leap through

All you say is self serving,
Your every revelation;
I can’t bear to hear it.

Shame to put a price on this,
Where has your integrity gone,
I’ve got a feeling you’re all that’s wrong,
With this, it’s not a system,
This is a business,
And one that I’m slowly falling out of love with.

There’s problem we must address,
And it’s not just to do with the way we dress,

Is this business systematically
Draining the fun from
A love we’re all invested in.

Can you put a price on this?
Can you put a price on my head?

Storytelling Videos: Karnivool – We Are


I know there’s something wrong stop making it up
We’re too proud to see we’ve lost more than our trust
And now there’s nothing left, well’s dead and dried up
Its disease has left a foul taste in our cup
It just keeps on flowing
And we drift on knowing
It just keeps on flowing
This babble from our mouth

Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on shuffling in order and in line
Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
Stare into the light
And it feels familiar for good reason

I want us to break the case we’re in
With one of the tools of this catatonic skin
Remove all the parts
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Lets reset it all
Lets reset it all

Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, a small price to pay to be
In control and rebirth what our future’s meant to be

Who we are I fear most of the time
So carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Let’s reset it all (We are, we are, we are)
Let’s reset it all (We are, we are, we are)

These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
(We are, we are, we are)
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision

Storytelling Videos: Skyharbor – Patience


From Skyharbor’s highly anticipated full length release “Guiding Lights”, out on November 10 on Basick Records. The video is magically created by Jess Cope at Owl House Studios.

 

“Sleep… stay asleep.

My soul yearns for one last look at you
Before I leave you here to be hidden within idyllic peace
It’s the perfect memory and I keep it close to me

Bound with wire
Cut me deep into the seams
Flow the colours of the queen
I live like I’m the only one, the fragile one that fights to survive
Crown the liar
Buried deep beneath the cross
Tainted hearts forever lost

Sweet treasure, let go of all you know
Sweet treasure, you are the one, you are my only true pleasure

Now watch me burn it all down, parasite town
Far down below it’s a fight for survival
So scared as I am of you
I’ll burn it all down, parasite town
I call this survival
So scared as I am of you, parasite town.”

Video of the Week: Black Crown Initiate – Withering Waves


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The prominence and popularity of Black Crown Initiate has grown exponentially since the band started in the USA just two years ago. Their apprenticeship, if one may use that term in the context of a band with such good skills at its disposal, has been served with grand masters of metal.

It began in earnest when they were chosen above all contenders to join Goatwhore and Behemoth on the American Alliance Tour. Subsequently they toured with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rivers of Nihil. I doubt if any progressive death or black band could ask for a more complete induction.

The point is that Black Crown Initiate didn’t win a lucky draw or “know the right people” to gain those tour places. They fought their way there through sheer talent, dedication to perfecting their style of prog black, and unremitting hard work. In a ferociously contested metal domain, quality and originality will win through.

I’m greatly looking forward to the release of their debut album, “The Wreckage of Stars”, at the end of this month. This video of an album track, “Withering Waves”, is mouth-watering.

Track the band’s march to success on their Facebook page.

 

Video Of The Week: BEAR – Mantiis


Obey the fucking BEAR! Or blood will be shed…

New bloody and disgusting video for the song “Mantiis” taken from their excellent 2013 album “Noumenon”.

Video of the Week: Tool – Ænema


I was trying to look for something new that I thought would be cool, but other than having the same problem as Matt – finding videos of bands in forests or empty warehouses, I thought I would revisit some old Tool videos because they are pretty damn cool.  And, sometimes one doesn’t have to actually understand what is going on in the video for it to be cool.  Nor, does one actually have to see the band in it for it to be cool.   Sometimes you just have to look at it and go, What the fuck?  That’s what I think of this video.  Not to mention, Tool has been talking about an album that might be released in the next decade or so.  So, why not revisit?  Oh, this one is uncut so if you don’t like swear words…this is your disclaimer.

Video of the Week: Foehammer by Conan


Unfortunately, no real interesting videos go released this week.  Just ones with the band playing in a basement, abandoned warehouse, forest, etc. And you all know how much I love those.  Silver lining being, I get to dig a bit back for stuff I overlooked throughout the year.  Here’s one video and record I criminally overlooked until recently.  So, hail Crom and check out the nightmarish visuals with a crushing sludge doom soundtrack.  Also, check out the record, Blood Eagle; absolutely shattering stuff.  Enjoy!!!

Video of the Week: Carnifex – Hatred and Slaughter


Many of you will find this video to be beneficial to your mental health. Yes, you are the masses who are feeling lost, empty and alone because it’s the weekend. We know how much you miss the office. Never mind, you only have to endure two days before you can get back to those invoice books, filing cabinets and rush-hour traffic.

Let Carnifex improve your state of mind by infusing you with grimness and brutality. Their deathcore can rip out any sensitivity in your soul if you have one or believe you have one.

This is a live performance of a track from their most recent album, “Die Without Hope”. I’m afraid deathcore has the opposite effect on me. It makes me smile, dance and chase happy bubbles.

 

Video of the Week: Glass Delirium – Separate Ways


Let’s have something light, bubbly and amusing to celebrate the arrival of another weekend. Here’s what the drummer, Pat, says about this video, a cover a of a Journey song: “You know a lot of bands cover this song, and they do a great job. It really is a great song. When the idea came up to have us do a shot for shot remake of the video, we lost it! When it came time to shoot the video, none of us could keep a straight face, with the mullet wigs, and horribly awesome wardrobe. Goodwill rocks, by the way! Once we played the video next to the original music video, by Journey, we knew that we had something totally hilarious, and cool.”

In addition to Pat, Glass Delirium is Michelle on vocals, Scott on guitars, Aeon on bass, and David on keys. The band’s home town is Denver, Colorado, and you can meet them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GlassDelirium/timeline