Life’s a beach for Allegaeon

Posted by on December 17, 2014


The video for Allegaeon’s “Threshold of Perception” isn’t necessarily reinventing the wheel (that’d be their awesome subgenre-smashing video for “1.618”), but it’s a fun video in which the band cuts loose on a beach. They’re still playing their instruments, kind of, but they’re not plugged in, and drummer Brandon Park is playing on toy pails. Also, since there’s a guy in a crab costume, it’s also a veiled commentary about crabcore. Here’s what singer Ezra Hayes said about the song, which premiered earlier today on Loudwire:

“After doing a month long trek with Chimaira followed by another month long tour with Arsis, we found ourselves just north of Naples, Florida for 5 days,” says vocalist Ezra Haynes. “I know, sounds horrible right? A beach pretty much within walking distance. Who wants that? Anyway, we figured we’d be somewhat productive and film a play through since we had so much time off before returning home. Well, It didn’t really turn out that way. We thought to ourselves, ‘Let’s take one final blow at this Crabcore situation we have going on and just make a dumb video.’ So, we parked our rears on a beach for a few hours and filmed anything that came to our heads. Now we have a floaty wearing shredding crabbing seagull having hip-hop hyping death metal video that promotes good oral hygiene. Enjoy!”


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