Cinemetal Round-Up: Napalm Death, Trivium, and InAeona
I’m gonna put about as much effort into this introduction as Babymetal puts into repelling pedos.
First up today we have Napalm Death’s video for “Dear Slum Landlord.” This is not one of my favorite Napalm Death songs (it’s so slow and boring, it puts the “nap” in “Napalm Death”), but the Wiene-y animation in this video is pretty rad. Also, most of the album on which the song appears, Apex Predator – Easy Meat, collapses windpipes, so we can be forgiving about one semi-dud of a track.
Speaking of songs I could live without: next up we have “Dead and Gone,” a new video from Trivium. This track sounds like a Verb the Noun band from 2005 hired David Draiman to do vocals, but, again, the visuals in the clip are pretty cool. It also tells a highly relatable story about a dude taking a bunch of pills, having a really bad trip, and waking up in a garbage bag. Hey, we’ve all been there, right?
And we conclude today with “Never Forever,” the new video from MS faves InAeona. If you’re going to South by Southwest next week, don’t forget that they’ll be part of our annual “South by South Death” showcase this year! Other bands on the bill include Monuments, Conan, Lord Dying, Khemmis, and Expander. Get details here.