Watch: Once Human’s New Video, “Dark Matter”


Once Human are way more popular than I ever gave them credit for. Their video for “Eye of Chaos” has garnered 2.5 million YouTube views (!!!) since its release in September of last year while “Gravity,” released in late November, is approaching 300,000, no small feat. The interview we filmed with them at the Revolver Music Awards in December is among the most popular individual interview videos we filmed that day.

Popularity by no means connotes quality, but surely the band started by ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (who’s since produced records for Gojira, Periphery, Devil You Know, etc.) must be worth paying attention to, right? All that’s a round about way of saying I should probably give this band a second look.

And I’m glad I did! Not only does “Eye of Chaos” hit way harder than I expected it to, but so does “Dark Matter,” which the band is releasing in video form today. There’s certainly some of what you’d expect, musically speaking — some of these riffs might be described as Machine Head-y — but there’s plenty of other things going on, too, and Lauren Hart’s voice adds a dynamic element to the mix that elevates Once Human to another level. Upon digging into their new album Evolution, I’ve found a whole lot else to enjoy, too.

Check out “Dark Matter” below. Evolution comes out February 17th via EarMusic.

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