While it might not win any awards for dynamic cinematography, the music video for UK post-metallers Gozer's new single "Fading Light" perfectly achieves its true goal: to capture the bleak atmosphere and teeth-clenching anxiety of their music. With the camera permanently fixed on a stack of ominously-lit gear surrounding a flickering TV, there's no performance or story to follow along to, just static erratically dancing on a screen. While anchored to this singular focal point, Gozer's sludgy, stretched-out misery can completely envelop the listener. Fixate below:

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Taken from the band's upcoming album An Endless Static, "Fading Light" ebbs and flows like its erratic totem, delivering alternative waves of crushing riffs and atmospheric tension. Gigantic riffs gain ground inch-by-inch while drummer TJ Fairfax dishes out fills exactly when needed, keeping every hit as vital and as powerful as possible. After an uneasy peace about halfway through, where the band trades out raw might for slower, synthier passages, the calm dissipates and bigger, meaner things follow (with some fog and lighting effects now casting the TV in a different light). The entire song is curiously hypnotic and hard to pin down, slipping just outside the space of easy perception. It's not just the odd video that causes this sensation, but pairing them together is a recipe for getting lost in hazy riffs.

Drummer TJ Fairfax comments:

When we started writing this album, "Fading Light" was one of the first tracks we wrote & it just fell into place musicality & once Tom Wight (hundred year old man) added French horn & synth it just elevated the song's sense of dread. Writing the Lyrics for "Fading Light" I drew alot from my battles with my own mental health, not realising how cathartic it really was going to be. But having the ability to focus some of my anger, sadness & loss really helped me grow and let go of alot of things. It's okay to not be okay

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An Endless Static releases June 17th via Trepanation Recordings.

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