Area: Newcastle and Sydney, New South Wales.
Date of release: 01/02/2019
Genre: Progressive Electronic Metalcore
Record Label: Dragonfly Music.
Mixed and Mastered: Lance Prenc
For Fans Of: Karnivool, Aphex Twin, Pendulum.
“Don’t say maybe. I’m control of everything. Caught in my web. On your weakness I will feed (You cannot say no to me). There is something you should know I am not what I seem (You will obey me). I’ll take and I’ll take ‘til I get what I want from you.”
SETMEONFIRE is the brainchild of bassist and vocalist Cameron Eyre (ex-The Storm Picturesque, Boris The Blade) which initially began as a solo project and has now explained into a five-piece band. Following on from 2017’s "Signs of Life" EP and 2018’s 'Challenger' single, this new track 'Creature' offers up similar material with dark electronic tones, gripping baselines and heavily processed vocals. But this time it feels much more organic and free flowing. Lyrically, this song is about trying to exercise power, control and dominance over people who are weak and vulnerable.
The music video depicts the band in a hospital autopsy room making a huge reference to Sci-Fi Horror films like the Alien franchise. A helpless female is strapped to a wheelchair with cords attached to a male alien-like creature. Frontman Cameron can be seen with whites of the eyes glaring back while drummer Kieren Jackson is rocking an oxygen mask over his face. The other band members also have flexible tubing attached to their limbs. The boys have done an excellent job creating an intense and claustrophobic atmosphere with the young woman trying desperately to escape but she becomes part of an endless cycle.
Video Narrative : 8/10
Video Production: 19/20 Visual Effectiveness : 24/25
Personal Enjoyment: 8.5/10