This is a heavy message, delivered with a stirring intensity that is sure to command repeat viewings.

Although I can honestly say I follow all forms of metal, my favorite has always been thrash. In my mind, no other form of metal fuses melody, aggression and speed so seamlessly.

The renewed interest in this style has turned me into a metal maniac. I’ve spent hours following this wave via Youtube. Checking out new thrash acts around the globe. One that has really caught my attention is Chronosphere from Greece.

Chronoshpere has been active since 2012. They have three full length albums under their belt. Envirusment (2012), Embracing Oblivion (2014) and Red N’ Roll, released March 31th via Punishment 18 Records.

Their latest video effort, “Picking Up My Pieces”, opens with a woman with a gun to her head. The image soon morphs into a performance video with an intense story-line. A freak with a video camera appears to be following a beautiful woman. His motives aren’t clear. Is he a stalker or just heartbroken? Through the plot-line we learn that he and this woman used to be a couple. This relationship is developed through cuts of the band rocking out. My favorite part of the video is the close-up images of the face changing back and forth between a man and a woman. That shit is freaky!

I thought I had this video pegged until the guy gets a gun. I wondered if his intention was to kill his former lover or himself. Then she has the camera, walking down the same graffiti laden tunnel, where is this all going? In the end the woman appears intent on pulling the trigger but instead just closes her eyes. Symbolically emphasizing the end, leaving us under the assumption the man killed himself over this woman.

This is a heavy message, delivered with a stirring intensity that is sure to command repeat viewings. Check out this latest video by Chronosphere and decide for yourself who’s really picking up the pieces. \m/

Chronosphere are:

  • Kostas Spades – Bass
  • Panos Tsampras – Guitars
  • Thanos Krommidas – Drums
  • Spyros Lafias – Guitars, Vocals
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