Atrox - Mass (Monocle)
The Norwegian band Atrox have always been something different within the metal scene. Starting off in 1990 in Trondheim from the ashes of the death metal band Suffocation, they could easily be labeled as a melodic doom metal band. After the debut “Mesmerized” in 1997, the band transformed and came back with new members and a totally new sound in 2000 with “Contentum”. Over the years, more members have changed and their style have progressed for each album. Now, with “Monocle”, their first album since 2008’s “Binocular”, they’ve finetuned their highly progressive, experimental and industrial sound, and are back with full force. “Monocle” shows a darker side of the band, with more epic and atmospheric elements than earlier. At the same time, there are some extremely catchy and upbeat parts throughtout the album, cementing the unique and special sound Atrox have. It’s safe to say they’ve again progressed further, building on the rich musical legacy of the band since their beginning.
Commented the band: "Mass is the opening track on our new upcoming album "Monocle" which is to be released on the 8th of Septemberon Dark Essence Records. The reason for us picking this song for a video was due to the energy and structure of the song; aggressiveness and straight to the point. It also represents the album well, giving you a vibe what´s it all about; a darker side of us and how we´re observing the world around us - this time around through a monologer.
The video was made by Snorre Hovdal and Dispenser Media, who also have made all the videos for Drontheim (a project that Eivind and Rune are in). We knew that he would come up with something special when we decided to work with him. We gave him the song and a few lines about that it should be dark. And we love what he came up with. You could say; "And thats what happens when small boys play with rocks... witches come in many sizes"!"
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