Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hump Day Hot Ticket: Corners of Sanctuary “Hyde no More”

Band photo

Now that October is well under way, that means the Halloween season is in full swing; so I might as well share a video that will get us all in the spirit of the occasion. In the search for a video that invokes spooky imagery, I came across this week's pick from Philadelphia's own Corners of Sanctuary. Known more for brotherly love and for the fictional character of Rocky Balboa; Philadelphia doesn't exactly bring to mind anything “spooky” or “scary”; but it is known for a lot of kick-ass music, so it comes as no surprise to me that this band is continuing to live up to the city's reputation for producing top-quality musical talent.

While the band describes themselves as “the New Wave of American Heavy Metal”, Corners of Sanctuary sounds to me like an awesome blend of stoner rock fuzzy guitars, coupled with the high, over-the-top vocal stylings of power metal. Their video for the track “Hyde no More” is just perfect for your Halloween playlist: it's filmed like an old-time horror movie from the ’20 or ’30s, though I can't be exactly sure if these are actual clips from classic films or if this is the band taking creative license by paying homage to those types of movies in their own way. The band is rocking out in a forested area, while we watch the video's storyline of a mild-mannered scientist turning into a monster with a penchant for ravishing the ladies. This is a slow, heavy, groove-laden track sure to please fans of Black Sabbath, with enough high-potency vocal power that is reminiscent of bands such as Grim Reaper. It's got something for everyone, and it's certainly something to get you in the Halloween frame of mind!

For more information on Corners of Sanctuary, visit their official website.

Special thanks to Benjamin at Lords of PR.

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