“Witness” is a performance video that capitalizes on locations. The dreary scenery the band performs in is as important as the musicians themselves. More than adding impact to the song, the camera rolls with their movements and enhances the overall effect.

It’s amazing how sub genres in metal hold such strong individual followings. These are the metal ‘purists’ and they tend to stick with the formula they love. While mainstream trends grow and fade these impenetrable followers silently grow into cornerstones of modern metal.

Wage War is a metalcore act from Florida. Active since 2010, the band just released a follow-up to their highly successful debut effort Blueprints (2015). The new album, entitled Deadweight, was released earlier this month via Fearless Records.

Metalcore if done right can be more than effective, it can be downright nasty. Wage War understands this mentality perfectly and they deliver the goods in their latest music video. “Witness” is the third visual effort to be released (“Stitch”) & (“Don’t Let Me Fade Away”) from Deadweight and it sets the tone for a worthy follow-up.

“Witness” is a performance video that capitalizes on locations. The dreary scenery the band performs in is as important as the musicians themselves. More than adding impact to the song, the camera rolls with their movements and enhances the overall effect. It’s like having a curbside view to your own concert. My favorite scenes are the ones in the concrete room with the huge fluorescent lights. The industrial view gives the band an unassuming menace that is sure to catch the casual viewer off guard.

Wage War struck a chord with their debut release and this latest video effort proves they are still in the game. Check out “Witness” and let this music wage a war inside of you! \m/

Wage War are:

  •  Chris Gaylord – Bass
  • Cody Quistad – Guitars, Vocals
  • Stephen Kluesener – Drums
  • Briton Bond – Vocals
  • Seth Blake – Guitars
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