RMR covered Moonlight Haze‘s newest album Animus some time ago. One of the Power Metal surprises of 2022 that clearly took a hike up quality lane.
And speaking about quality. The band recently released a new clip for Kintsugi, one of the quieter tracks on their record. And interestingly, it is not super-charged cinematography that piqued our interest this time, but the execution of the theme.
You see, Kintsugi – the name of the clip – describes the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with – as the lore goes – a mix containing precious metals. In other words, it’s about restoring life to broken or dead things.
The clip itself is some typical metal-band-on-the-factory-floor thing that often reaches us from Italy. So, whilst the storyline and moving pictures didn’t blow our minds, the film crew captured the Kintsugi concept in a pretty artsy way. And – in turn – this transformed the worn-out factory floor operation into an interesting endeavor.
How? Basically by using two motifs. First, just watch how the band suddenly grows themselves pottery marks around their extremities – and right back again. The second one is pretty cool. You’ll see Chiara Tricarico putting dried flowers into dirty (pottery) water that transforms those flowers into a living bouquet. And the water is clear again.
And that turns a pretty simple track into a cool affair. But hey, why don’t you check Kintsugi by yourself. Just hit the link below.