“WE’RE ALL BUT BEASTS”: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’S “MOONLIGHT EQUILIBRIUM” GETS A VIDEO
The Black Dahlia Murder have re-teamed with director David Brodsky to make a video for their song “Moonlight Equilibrium,” and not only is it well-made and entertaining as hell, but it’s actually — gasp! — thematically relevant to the lyrics of the song.
“Equilibrium” may very well literally be about a werewolf (“The wolf varacious hath witnessed its mark,” vocalist Trevor Strnad howls), but like all great werewolf stories, what it’s really dealing with is Man’s internal struggle between his animal instinct (or maybe even his id) and societal norms. To that end, the video a) is set during the Victorian era, when one’s perception in society was as important as it has ever been during the course of human history, b) features some of those Victorian folk behaving in some very naughty behavior that I’m sure their community would have frowned upon, and c) also features an actual werewolf, because this is heavy metal after all.
Why can’t all directors put this much thought into their work? I guess it’s just easier to next to nothing and hope no one notices, right?
“Moonlight Equilibrium” appears on The Black Dahlia Murder’s Ritual, which is out now on Metal Blade.