Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH’s new video for “Grave Walk.” The track is found on the Charlotte, North Carolina-based metallic hardcore act’s fourth EP, The Color Of Bone, which just saw release at the end of October through Innerstrength Records.
Since their formation in 2016, VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH has delivered a blistering, damaging brand of brutal metallic hardcore, having been on a constant mission to deliver the most aggressive, hardest-hitting, yet straightforward music the genre has to offer, drawing comparisons and influence from the likes of Zao, Converge, Hatebreed, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Everytime I Die.
The Color Of Bone sees VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH continue to explore the darker and more eerie sounds the band started experimenting with on their previous release, 2019’s Sadness Rains. With five new tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kyle Dameron at Rareform Recordings in Hickory, North Carolina, the record was completed with photos by Justin Driscoll, art by Justin Campbell, and layout by Mark De Gruchy.
The “Grave Walk” video was filmed by Justin Beasley. With its premiere, VLVD vocalist Scott Cohen offers, “‘Grave Walk’ is about the deafening silence in graveyards and what that silence is saying – the memories and emotions that are left behind in the ground, trapped in stone and dirt.”
Decibel writes with the video’s premiere, “While they stay rooted in hardcore and metalcore, VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH bring an intensity on their new EP, The Color Of Bone, that sets them apart from their peers. There is aggression and a sense that things could go off the rails at any point, something that especially benefits the accompanying music video which portrays two children in a less-than-ideal situation.”
The Color Of Bone is out now through Innerstrength Records on CD and through all digital providers. Watch for more from VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH to be issued in the weeks ahead.