Finnish melodic death metal titans Omnium Gatherum have unveiled a new video for their latest single “Reckoning.” The track is taken from the group’s upcoming album, Origin, out November 5th via Century Media Records. The black & white, serene-esque clip was directed and produced by Owe Lingwall, Dreamday Media. Similar to the band’s first single, “Paragon,” the track is another continuation of the album’s ongoing theme on overcoming difficult challenges, including ones we’ve all faced with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guitarist Markus Vanhala comments:
”‘Reckoning’ is a certain powersong or an uplifting song which we needed to rise from the depths of a past year, and it was the last song we wrote for the new album. Adult oriented death metal at its finest glory, that dark and shiny place where Def Leppard and death metal meets. Death Leppard, maybe? The music video saved a warm memory from a very hot summer day in my hometown of Kotka, where we played at the rocks of the beautiful island of Rankki. Lying on the rocks zipping cold beer and driving with the boats at the sea. Kotka isn’t that far from Miami, except geographically.”
Frontman Jukka Pelkonen adds:
”This song is clearly and absolutely about a situation where someone is really trying to mess things up and goes about doing it in secrecy. ‘A Story’ about an individual who is so messed up that he/she turns against the people who really matter. This is a certain way to ruin, yet the one doing so denies all responsibility ‘avoiding only the truth’…”
Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here: