Last updated on 20 November 2020
Judging by their former video work, this is the Irish band Words That Burn‘s most elaborate project yet. And indeed: Mirror Perfect Mannequin from their late album Regret is for the Dead dazzles with a stunning choreography.
Hints of threats lurking in the shadows somewhere around you. Colors ranging only from white over a gazillion shades of grey to black, the story exudes an expertly orchestrated sense of menace that will not leave you throughout the length of the clip.
You won’t see any frenzied drummer hitting their kit like The Animal from the muppets. Nor do we have to watch some exaggerated theatrics by some guitarist. No, they all hide in the shadows and watch this Machiavellian show. Or at least that is what the esteemed watcher thinks.
Because you can’t see them.
Added to that are the beefy riffing, subdued melody, and fairly aggressive vocals that the modern metallers of Words That Burn hit you with, ranging from scratchy clear voice to grinding growls.
And again, the real kick comes from the hidden menace in the delivery of lyrics themselves. But make no mistake, it is the action in the video (or the confusing lack thereof) that carries the flag, not the other way around.
But why don’t ye judge by yourself. Enjoy the clip: