The subjects of this post are two official videos released today by two California bands, World Under Blood and Murder Construct. The musical styles are of course quite different, but the music (and the videos) have this much in common: They’re intense experiences to hear and to see.
WORLD UNDER BLOOD
Despite the fact that we failed to review this band’s 2011 Nuclear Blast debut album Tactical, we sort of made up for that by naming one of the album’s tracks (“Dead and Still In Pain”) to our list of 2011’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs.
We could have just as easily picked another song from that album, “Into the Arms of Cruelty”. It really showcases the talents of this band’s top-flight members: vocalist/guitarist Deron Miller (CKY), drummer Tim Yeung (Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel), guitrist Luke Jaeger (Sleep Terror), and bassist Risha Eryavec (ex-Decrepit Birth). It’s a plenty extreme song, but it has an undeniable groove and melodic hooks that really set themselves firmly in the mind.
Today, Nuclear Blast debuted an official video for the song, and it’s very well made (by director Shan Dan Horan). It matches the intensity of the music with a mix of animation and live action storytelling that focuses on violence directed against children. Definitely worth seeing and hearing . . . right now.
Murder Construct’s 2012 Relapse album Results is shaping up as one of the year’s finest death/grind releases. TheMadIsraeli reviewed it for us here, proclaiming it filled with “relentless, non-stop teeth-grinding artery-severing blast-beat-filled insanity.” Like World Under Blood, it includes a group of very talented veterans from other bands: Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Leon del Muerte (ex-Exhumed, ex-D.I.S., ex-Intronaut, etc.), Kevin Fetus (Watch Me Burn, Fetus Eaters), Caleb Schneider (Bad Acid Trip), and Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed, ex-Jesu).
Today, the band released their first music video, for a song called “Red All Over”, which was shot by Mitch Massie. Fittingly, it had its premiere at Bloody Disgusting. The video is about murder, and the conception, the framing of the shots, the editing, the visual effects — all of them are really good. It’s the kind of video you can easily watch multiple times to pick up on everything that’s flashing at you in the imagery.
And of course, the music kills . . .