This week’s nom goes to a gritty, filthy experience in two parts: Every Time I Die’s music videos for “Thirst” and “Decayin With The Boys.” Both tracks, from the metal/hardcore/southern rock band’s acclaimed 2014 record From Parts Unknown, showcase the intelligent lyrical bite of vocalist Keith Buckley (due to release his first novel, Scale, sometime in 2015/2016) as well as ETID’s signature raucousness and speed. With these videos, we bear witness not only to ETID’s brilliant songwriting skills, but the hell-raising attitude for which they are hailed as one of the biggest, longest remaining bands of the hardcore scene.
First in “Thirst,” we follow two ETID super-fans down the rabbit hole of day drinking, headbanging, and pre-party delinquency. The video for “Decayin With The Boys” then picks up where the former leaves off–passed out at the top of porch stairs–and brings us into a den of debauchery (Warning: Penile Display) for more drunken, drugged-out chaos. By the end of it, you’ll understand what vocalist Buckley means when he sings, “Kill the lights / I’ve seen too much.”