Yesterday turned out to be a banner day for new music videos, and I’ve collected the ones I didn’t have time to write bout yesterday, dividing them into two posts. This one is Part 2, and it’s devoted to the new vidz from Abnormality (U.S.-Mass.) and Forceps (Brazil).
DGR reviewed this Boston band’s 2012 debut album Contaminating the Hive Mind last July, calling it “solid brutal death with very little in the way of compromise or ridiculousness . . . a meat-and-potatoes death disc with a lot to offer genre fanatics and [that’s] also accessible enough to lure new people into the madness”.
Yesterday Metal Injection premiered Abnormality’s music video for the track “Fabrication of the Enemy.” The video is sure to be controversial — especially the narrated preamble and its claim that for most of the world, it is the U.S. who are the terrorists. The fact that the video appeared only two days after “Marathon Monday” will no doubt inflame the controversy.
From my point of view, however, I’d rather see a metal band put their beliefs out there in their music (and in their videos) than the kind of crap that’s the subject matter of whatever is in the iTunes Top 10. Besides, metalheads love to argue, and I’m sure Abnormality would say, “Bring it on!”
As for the music, it’s as bludgeoning and destructive as the scenes of military assault and carnage that are interspersed in the video.
More than a year has passed since I last wrote about Brazil’s Forceps. Back then, I featured one song from a forthcoming EP. Since then, the EP (Humanicide) has dropped, and yesterday brought an official lyric video for a song from it named “Dehumanization”.
Perhaps a better name for the track would have been “decimation”, because the music is a vicious, brute-force beating. Forceps wields the death metal hammers, and your head is their anvil. The video, by the way, isn’t for the squeamish. It shows