Holy schnikies do we have a lot of kewl new videos on tap today. Job For a Cowboy let some director revamp their sociopolitical subject matter into a Lovcraftian doom video, Evile play a thankfully ripping song against a black screen, and Sacred Mother Tongue throw a wrench in the gears of my distaste for poppy metalcore. All after dat jump, ya’ll.
The video for “Tranished Gluttony” is above. JFAC front dude and only remaining founder had this to say:
“‘Tarnished Gluttony’ originally runs off the idea of blind faith into our government and monetary system. The director ran with the idea and spliced it with a H.P. Lovecraftian twist. The video streams the fascination of religion and the actions people justify in the name of religion, and this video is a spin on the old biblical tale of Abraham and Isaac, however, set in the world of Lovecraftian mythology. The point is, acting blindly in faith to a Christian deity is just as absurd as worshiping squid like monsters from space who live under the sea.”
Director Michael Panduro, who also did that Saint Vitus video a while back, adds the following artistic reflection:
”As a commercial director, I’m a complete failure. The band asked for just one thing and I couldn’t deliver. Indeed, this video has no boobs.”
I have many disappoint. Not only did he declaw the band’s biting commentary on American public discourse and societal priorities, he also forgot to throw some juggs in this bitch. Moreover, he also employs blood and guts to convey concepts that should be altruistically disturbing. That’s what we call the Steven Spielberg effect (no, motherfucker, random shots of Tom Hanks crying don’t make up for your hackish portrayal of war psychology). Moving on…
If nu metal bands employed guitarists who could shred, embraced a positive message and listened to metalcore instead of hip hop, Sacred Mother Tongue is what that whole era would sound like and maybe, just maybe, many parents would have been spared panic attacks induced by their kids’ spike bracelets and JNCOs. NAH kidding ya’ll. This song, entitled “Evolve/Become”, is actually pretty rad but it is very, um, accessible. Can’t wait to rip it up with all the tweens in the mosh pit. I seriously don’t want to like this song but just can’t help myself.
A Light Shines EP will be out September 3rd on EMI Label Services, with a full-length due next year.
I love Evile, they are by far the best Master of Puppets-era Metallica worship band out there (Take that 4ARM and Tantara!). Another blackscreen video, albeit spliced with some random smokey kaleidoscope effects, is not exactly reving my engine. Thankfully, this song is bbbbbad assss.
All via Metal Underground.