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MUTANK releases gritty but great home video

Submitted by on April 28, 2014 – 3:37 pmNo Comment

Mutank-49In the heavy metal capital of Canada, Montreal, Que., three Newfoundlanders crossed paths with Ahmed Saad, who comes from the middle-east. Soon after, the wonder that is M.E.C.H. metal was born.

It stands for Middle East Coast Heavy metal, and it could very well revolutionize the scene.

MUTANK are the architects of this style, and have released a music video for “Heavy Hand of the Doomsday Clock” off their new album M.E.C.H Metal which was released in February.

The song comes in hard and fast, like a punch to the face. It’s got the growl of Motorhead, with an almost Transplants vocal quality. It’s raw, and ready to go, and the video re-enforces that.

Shot from a first person perspective, mixing studio shots with live footage, it opens with the cameraman offering whiskey to his band-mates, like some sort of unholy communion around the recording studio.

As the song picks up, the video (and drinks) follow suit. Disorienting b-roll of the cameraman boozing around, with the only semi-coherent parts of the video being the cuts to the live shots – it’s off-putting and a little terrifying. This is also a perfect way to describe M.E.C.H as a genre.

The low-fi quality of the video only helps to add more texture to the grit. The video ends with footage of the band ending the song and wishing their fans a “bad night”.

Thus ends the chaotic episode and surviving MUTANK allows us to live for another day.

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