Release Video For Bombardier, Filmed During Their Recent Tour Of Japan
Australia’s post-metal/sludge legends, Lo! released their third full length album, Vestigial late last year via Pelagic Records.
Today the band have released a striking new video for the track, Bombardier
Watch it here
The video for Bombardier is a departure of sorts from the kinds of videos Lo! normally produce.
While the song itself is more of a sombre, ambient track, the video is quite possibly one of the most intense that they have made and shows the ferocity and rawness of a Lo! live performance.
All the footage was shot on the bands tour of Japan earlier this year by film maker Will Robertson who accompanied them on the road.
It's a very intense journey of the bands live performances and also features some of the travel, people and scenarios they encountered while in Japan.
The songs comprising Vestigial are truly next level. Well-crafted with a larger scope both musically and thematically than previous outings the band is simply tighter than ever before
boasting a sound that’s seismically heavy yet organic with a mammoth harmonic density behind their stupefying heavy riffs.
“Lo! have come to remind you of glorious times, times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records”, Metal Hammer (UK) wrote about the band's debut album LOOK AND BEHOLD.
And in fact, song titles like MEGAFAUNA or HALL OF EXTINCT MAMMALS show that Lo! have always been interested in man’s relationship with the natural world.
Themes of extinction, circuses and animal exploitation were explored on the band's 2015 EP THE TONGUELESS --
“...so it was a nice leadin to where we are at now on VESTIGIAL, with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on Album 3”, vocalist Sam Dillon comments.
A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture and where addiction to technology is the norm is at the lyrical heart of VESTIGIAL.
“There are several repeated characters throughout the album; the JUDAS STEER, the LOCUST CHRIST... these areanti heroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively.
The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Un's, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives”, comments Dillon.
Carl Whitbread, Sam Dillon, Adrian Griffin, Adrian Shapiro
Fit for fans of Mastodon Cursed Cult Of Luna Converge Breach Black Breath and the like.
Vestigial is available now