Exclusive Cinemetal Premiere: Mantar’s “Cross the Cross”
Today sees the release Ode to the Flame, the disemboweling new album from Germany’s Mantar! And what better way to celebrate than with a new music video from the band? And not just any new music video… but a new music video from which is so entertaining as to justify the continued existence of music videos?
Which is exactly the kind of music video we’re premiering today on MetalSucks! This clip for “Cross the Cross” feels like Ingmar Bergman made a hip-hop video. That may sound like an odd aesthetic for Mantar’s bone-vaporizing brand of death n’ roll, but done with as much droll verve as director Dave Barbaree has displayed here, and it ends up being the perfect showcase for this crushed windpipe of a song.