Divine intervention plays a role at the end suggesting if we tolerate living long enough we will find absolution. A discovery which pushes us into a new outlook on life.

Rex Brown has made a name for himself. Overcoming his singular identity as the bass player of Pantera, Rex has become the consummate musician. Continuing his career with groups like: Crowbar, Down, Calavera Conspiracy and David Allan Coe. Most recently he is the bassist for Kill Devil Hill.

Now Rex is redefining his character yet again by releasing a solo album, Smoke On This…, due out later this month via eOne Music. “Buried Alive” is the second music video (“Train Song”) released in support of Brown’s debut solo effort.

The video was shot in Nashville, Tennessee where the album was recorded and produced. The offering meshes the storyline of a vagrant with the writing and recording process of the band. We are treated to an inside look at Rex’s thoughts as they become the soundtrack for his character’s complications. The visuals of lush terrain hold an air of loneliness. The shots are breath taking, I especially like the scene of the old man walking the washed out riverbed. The whitewashed colors and cracks in the mud seem to emulate old age. He stumbles and falls seemingly reinforcing the weathering of life we all must endure. Divine intervention plays a role at the end suggesting if we tolerate living long enough we will find absolution. A discovery which pushes us into a new outlook on life.

The music is hard rock within the classic rock structures we all know. “Buried Alive” is a catchy song. The vocals of Rex Brown are exceptional, he truly is a multi-talented musician.

Pantera may be over but the reign of Rex has just begun. Check out “Buried Alive” and stay away from black water! \m/

Rex Brown are:

  • Lance Harville – Guitars
  • Christopher Williams – Drums
  • Rex Brown – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
  • Pete Keys – Keyboards
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