Houston-based progressive metal outfit, Oceans of Slumber, have debuted the music video for the title track, The Banished Heart, off of their upcoming 2nd March 2018 release via Century Media Records.
The band commented, “As many terrible ups and downs as we’ve had over the years and as hard as 2017 was for some, we have made something we are very proud of. Something we could funnel into the aural and visual, and something that is bound to crush us and you. We made a record that is a window in time. A chronicling of what life was during it and an album we could call home for a bit. Don’t dance with the devil too often, sometimes he takes the lead and takes you home.”
You can watch the video on YouTube here.
Recorded at Southwing Audio in Spring, TX, “The Banished Heart” was produced by Dobber himself and tracked and mixed by long-time associates Craig Douglas and Chris Kritikos, with vocal production by Mark Lopez and mastering by the legendary Alan Douches.
Sonically huge and yet exquisitely detailed, The Banished Heart hinges on the sublime chemistry fizzing between all five members of the band — from Sean Gary’s wild, malevolent riffing and fellow six-stringer Anthony Contreras’ walls of resonant atmospherics to bassist Keegan Kelly‘s unbending low-end backbone — it’s a dazzling ensemble performance that reaffirms Oceans Of Slumber‘s mastery of dark, skewed melody.