I think the best shot in this video is the final scene where the camera pans back to reveal the structure the band is playing at is just off a major highway, almost subliminally emphasizing the fine line between perception, reality and fantasy.
By now you’ve probably heard about Mike Howe’s unfathomable return to Metal Church. I consider it a resurrection of sorts as the story of Metal Church is really a story about the love of music and a desire to persevere. A once great moniker literally wrung through the ringer. Flushed into the bowels of mediocrity, teetering on the very brink of extinction then unexpectedly rising out of the depths and returning as the force we see now.
Location is everything in this latest performance video featuring the song “Needle and Suture”. An airy desert landscape with coliseum style seating is the backdrop for this effort. The background is actually slightly reminiscent of the desolate terrain found in the “Badlands” video. The main difference being the numerous hospital scene cuts, strange moving clocks and eerie looking angels.
This performance video contains some really cool effects like the ghosted superimposed images of Mike Howe that occur throughout the offering. I think the best shot in this video is the final scene where the camera pans back to reveal the structure the band is playing at is just off a major highway, almost subliminally emphasizing the fine line between perception, reality and fantasy.
I’m glad Metal Church decided to release a music video for the song “Needle and Suture”. Not only is this a great track, XI is a great album and it makes perfect sense to continue the momentum. Check out the latest visual achievement of the mighty Metal Church!! \m/
Metal Church are:
- Kurdt Vanderhoof – Guitars
- Jeff Plate – Drums
- Mike Howe – Vocals
- Rick van Zandt – Guitars
- Steve Unger – Bass