Metal bands can take themselves so seriously sometimes! I understand angry but I don’t get all this mythology-satanic-tribal non sense,… and how can they maintain this throat-scratching hurling without breaking any vocal chords after all these years?
I am not into death metal at all, but I stumbled onto this new video for Nile’s ‘Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame’ off their new album ‘At The Gate of Sethu’, and if I was first interested by the pseudo grandiose Hollywood-production of the beginning the development was a real disappointment.
Jon Simvonis, who produced and directed the clip, explained the concept in these words:
‘It was truly an honor to direct the new NILE video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene. The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close yet so far from each other.’
But why are these hairy and bald guys from North Carolina ‘singing’, rather roaring, about ancient Egypt tribal sacrifices or whatever is happening? How can anyone relate? It is just so random.
Actually not much is happening, just a lot of demonic screaming and a pig head on fire that will probably get them a lawsuit from Peta. A few skulls, a bloody heart, and some ethnic painted-body people carrying a woman body for immolation, are not enough to do a remake of ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, it is so extreme and not extreme enough a the same time, I was expecting a blood bath, a massacre, and we just get this bloody organ? At the end, it made me laugh, even the beast hurling vocals accompanied by a crazy metal-mathcore guitar sound ridiculous in this context. Watch it if you care.
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