• Axl Rosenberg

Alright. So if you’ve watched the excellent, Todd Bell-directed “Making Of” DVD that accompanies the deluxe edition of Chimaira’s latest, The Infection – or, for that matter, if you’ve just listened closely to the lyrics – you know that Danny Boyle’s sci-fi opus Sunshine was an influence on the lyrics for the song “The Disappearing Sun.”

The band’s new video – also directed by Bell – is (obviously) not for that particular song, but it would appear as though imagery from that film was still a big, big influence on the clip. Sunshine deals with some pretty complex issues (don’t let its appearance as a by-the-numbers space opera fool you), so I’ll leave it to you to try and make the thematic connections between the movie and “Destroy and Dominate.”

This is easily the best video the band has ever made. Bell, a friend of the group’s, has directed many of their clips in the past, but he’s really outdone himself here – the imagery is just awesome. I’ll have to watch it a few more times to try and discern if there’s a method to the madness of the all the crazy pictures or it’s just supposed to look cool, but either way, I’m really digging it.

Ironically, there’s an ad for anti-drug campaign before the video, but I think we can all ignore that in the name of enjoying this video the way it was meant to be enjoyed (e.g., with lots and lots of weed).


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