I was going to include this new video by Dominia from St. Petersburg, Russia, in a big Saturday round-up of new song and video premieres, but it’s just so damned cool that I decided not to wait.
The song featured in the video is “Everyone Else” and it appears on the band’s new album Theophania, which was released in Russia earlier this month and will be coming to the US later this year.
The song is a fusing together of doom, gothic metal, and melodic death metal that will sink deep roots in your head after only one listen. The rhythm section is heavy as lead, Anton Rosa’s growls are bestial but entirely understandable, and Casper Rishko’s lead violin performance is, as always, mesmerizing.
The video (which was made by Ди Зет Видео) is also fun to watch — a combination of cool animation and live performance footage with some nice visual effects. And when the dudes start that synchronized head banging near the end, you can’t help but want to join in.