So usually when you are looking at a lyric video for a death metal band, you expect the staple of monochromatic backgrounds with the lyrics having a bleeding effect, or just dark shots of a landscape/hellscape with the lyrics pasted in front of it.
Misery’s Index’s lyric video for the song ‘The Choir Invisible" is a bit of different story, though. The video features artwork done by Caelan Stokkermans and was produced by Scott Rudd. It is animated, and the illustrations have this paper-puppet-like style that is extremely fitting and looks plain beautiful to me. The colors are wonderful, and at the risk of sounding a bit strange, I like the font they chose for the lyrics. It just fits. Don’t be turned off by this description, though. The art still has the dark tone to it expected out of death metal, and it’s done really well.
The song itself is also pretty good; it has nice vocal work done by vocalist/bassist Jason Netherton, as well as Mark Kloeppel backing him along with playing the rhythm guitar. Both Mark and John Voyles gave us some great guitar work throughout the song, and Adam Jarvis on the drums made my wrists hurt out of sympathy.
"The Choir Invisible" is very high energy, and it leads to a good pay-off with the chorus that slows down just a smidge, but still keeps most of the pace. The lyrics themselves were also pretty thoughtful, most of them being relevant to the name of the song and the meaning behind it.
The lyric video was released to get fans hyped up for the full release of Rituals Of Power, which will drop on March 8th and will be available on CD and digitally, as well as some limited formats such as cassette and an LP. Be sure to check them out!
To see the lyric video for "The Choir Invisible" click HERE .
PHOTO CREDIT: All album art/band photos © Misery Index & Original Artists