US blackened-death metal hottest newcomers Wythersake have released a video for the song ‘Antiquity’ – taken from their debut album of the same name, available on Scarlet Records.
This is how the band commented: “Early on in the planning stages we decided to have this first video focus on us as a band performing. No story, no actors – just us. We all miss performing live and felt like this could be an outlet for us and hopefully for everyone watching. Although the video itself may seem like something simple to create since it was solely performance based, we experienced some delays and setbacks that made it a bit more complicated. We really appreciate our long time friends who came through for us with providing a killer location as well as the amazing job done with the video itself. So let’s get right to it. Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to present the official video for the titletrack ‘Antiquity’. Cheers!”
Combining the sophisticated and progressive/melodic side of the 90’s Scandinavian death-black masters with sheer American fierceness and frenzy, Wythersake is the band that the extreme metal scene has been craving for a long time.
The secret ingredient of their astonishing debut is the fact that they allowed themselves the freedom and time to explore different sounds, layers and dynamics, all pushed to the limit. Lyrically, the concept of ‘Antiquity’ revolves around apostasy and Gnosticism: in the early Middle Ages, personal spiritual growth and knowledge and the eradication of ignorance became considered heretical and were replaced by salvation through unquestioning faith and piety and a focus on eradication of sin (by any means necessary).
The evocative artwork by Alvaro Valverde (Unanimated) beautifully depicts the themes of ‘Antiquity’, which is available in a 4-panel digipack.