Killswitch Engage "Strength of the Mind" (video)
Published Dec 10, 2015Massachusetts metalcore marauders Killswitch Engage have an album due out in the spring through Roadrunner Records, and in the meantime, they have rolled out a video for the cut "Strength of the Mind."
The song is a blitz of aggressive riffs, relentless rhythms and gut-busting growls, and the whole thing occasionally coalesces into melodic, anthemic refrains with cinematic guitar riffs. The video, meanwhile, mixes studio shots with performance footage, and a few of the lyrics pop on the screen. It looks a bit like the camera was placed in a paint-shaker, since it vibrates chaotically for the duration of the clip. It was directed by McFarland and Pecci.
Frontman Jesse Leach told Nerdist, "The video visually captures a bit of the anxiety and chaos that the song touches on lyrically. It is almost a bit surreal and dream–like with the camera effects, called 'whacking.' It is always a pleasure to work with McFarland and Pecci, as they are both artists who give it their all with no shortcuts. Watching Mike work the camera live, while Ian paces around and directs, is a very involving and creatively satisfying experience."
Watch the video below.
UPDATE (12/16, 1:40 p.m.): The band have now revealed the album will be called Incarnate.