Poland's Decapitated don't seem like a cheery bunch, not if the music video for their song 'Veins', is anything to go by.
Poland's Decapitated don't seem like a cheery bunch, not if the music video for their song 'Veins' is anything to go by.
The song comes from their latest record, 2014's 'Blood Mantra', and has one bleak film clip to go along with it. Yet what's cool about it is that it's only animated footage, kind of like Sylosis's 'Leech' or Heaven Shall Burn's 'Combat'. The animation also reinforces the song's theme of death and destruction in a very dystopian and nihilistic way.
The animation itself was done by one Polish based animator and concept artist, named Łukasz Rusinek. Rusinek commented on the video, saying:
"Animation is an area extremely time-consuming and the fact that I work alone only adds to the sad fact that, especially during complex productions such as the video for the song 'Veins' by Decapitated, my little ones await their father to come back home in the evenings in vain and my newlywed wife withers at the window longing to see me. Despite these minor inconveniences, I do not complain because I love to combine sound with vision.
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On most occasions I prepare scripts myself. And so it was this time. I came up with a short story with the apocalypse in the background, set in a slightly imaginary universe in which droids fight on battlefields instead of humans, intelligence cells of feuding superpowers plot their rise to power, and the relics of the Cold War keep waiting for someone to finally press that 'damn button'. Enjoy."
Check out the pretty insane clip below, and even if death metal ain't really your thang, it's still worth a watch.