Song: 'Kill All My Friends'
Band: Void of Vision
Release: Kill All My Friends (Music Video)
Area: Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria
Date of release: 29/11/2018
Genre: Progressive Melodic Metalcore
Videographer: Kieran Ellis-Jones of Crystal Arrow Films
For Fans Of: Alpha Wolf, Architects, In Hearts Wake
“I’ve been counting crows. Counting on everyone that I know. They’re always to blame. When there’s no seed left to sow. Oh no Worked my fingers down to the bone. I’ve always played for keeps. But never kept my soul.”
Melbourne-based Melodic Metalcore outfit Void of Vision have successfully returned to their roots (now as a four piece) of their brand new single “Kill All My Friends”. After a brief detour with previous releases 'Children of Chrome' and 'Disturbia' which saw them experiment with nu-metal and hip-hop elements, it’s clearly not something they wanted to progress going forward with their new material. Whilst it may seem that Void of Vision are simply going through the motions here and recycling musical themes from the past, I see it more as them getting back to basics.
Void Of Vision's new music video for "Kill All My Friends" explores how peer pressure and bad decisions can lead to deadly consequences. It's about being mindful of your choices in life and how they will ultimately affect others. Plus it also shows how people deal with inner rage, anger, hatred, hurt and jealousy and the outcome of things going too far. A very deep lyrical and visual concept. The overlays and cuts between the band footage, forest imagery, friends hanging out and red blood splatters work really well together evoking a dark and intense mood.
Video Narrative : 9/10
Video Production: 18/20 Visual Effectiveness : 23/25
Personal Enjoyment: 8/10