A symphonic death laden trek which moves from lush regions to a wasteland of rusted shipyards and abandoned buildings.

Music is often about raw emotion, a feeling that must be let loose. Positive, negative or the gray area in between, our interpretation of this consciousness defines humanity.

Heaven Shall Burn, active since 1997, has just discharged a new visual in support of their latest effort Wanderer. Released last year via Century Media Records.

“Corium” takes us to a post-apocalyptic world where human activity is apparently so scarce that it is monitored. We follow an HSB agent into this bland existence, feeling the abandonment ourselves as we make a seemingly pointless trek into the lonely abyss.

There are no visuals of the band but their music accompanies these images so well it’s like watching a movie soundtrack. A symphonic death laden trek which moves from lush regions to a wasteland of rusted shipyards and abandoned buildings. The choice of terrain gives these visuals a lot of replay ability. My favorite part of the video is when the agent finds the statue in the graveyard. Gazing at the image of a mother and child, she seemingly longs for a companionship she’ll never have.

A line written on the back of the HSB agent’s jacket reads, “Secure Future”. I wonder what kind of a future we are securing ourselves from? This video is a beautiful tragedy and it tells a fateful lesson. Our self-imposed demise will only lead to a world filled with solitude and despair.  \m/

Heaven Shall Burn are:

  • Christian Bass – Drums
  • Maik Weichert – Guitars
  • Eric Bischoff – Bass
  • Alexander Dietz – Guitars
  • Marcus Bischoff – Vocals
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