A few months ago, we lined out some overview on a couple of tracks by The Agonist, when they delivered their digital only single “Disconnect Me” which sonically introduced us to their new lead singer Vicky Psarakis. If you missed that review item, please click THIS LINK so you can be brought up to speed. Now its time to check out the brand new official video for the song “Gates Of Horn and Ivory”.
The Press Release:
Montreal’s THE AGONIST will release their new album EYE OF PROVIDENCE on February 24 in North America and February 23 in Europe via Century Media Records. EYE OF PROVIDENCE is the follow up to THE AGONIST’s 2012 album PRISONERS and will be the debut of new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. The band has just completed the official video for “Gates of Horns and Ivory.” You can watch it now on the Century Media YouTube channel here:
About The Clip: Guitarist Danny Marino had this to say about the video: “We had a great time shooting the Gates of Horn and Ivory video with our good friend and long time collaborator David Brodsky. It was great to finally have a video where we get to laugh at ourselves as well! If you’ve ever met the band you would know were not always as serious as our music may let on. The title and lyrics of Gates of Horn and Ivory were inspired by the ancient Greek text The Odyssey. It is said that within dreams should you see something enter through gates made of horn you can know it to be true in life. If the gates are ivory that it is a deception, and in life you should not trust whatever you saw come through those gates. It’s a very interesting concept and I adapted it to things I have witnessed in my life. For the video we decided to use the music industry as the setting for the duality of horn (truth) and ivory (deception).”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this short and sweet but I have to say that I enjoyed this video. At first we see the band dealing with all sorts of fashionable stylists and trying to conduct themselves in a classier sort of manner but slowly are rebelling against the directors and all of the hair and makeup people as well as the choreographers. I found myself chuckling during some of these comedic scenes and will say that I loved how Vicky looked when she was all dolled up. After the rebellion against conformed style happens the band finishes performing the track in a messy warehouse scenario that looked like any dingy rehearsal space that you might have jammed out in if you were in a band. Good stuff and the tune rocks as well but this narrative is purely about the video. Good to see Brodsky and team on point once more as a fan of his work. Be sure to stay tuned for more about The Agonist once we get to some album reviewing. Let me know if you liked the video down below in the comments.
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