New video footage of Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY performing the song “Phobophile” has surfaced. The somewhat unconventional music video depicts the band from its original “None So Vile” album line-up in LEGO form and combines ‘live’ stage footage intertwined with a grindhouse horror serial-killer storyline.
Balancing an unsettling mix of comedy and gore, the plastic brick characters in the footage appears in sync with the music soundtrack so that the diminutive LEGO band actually appears to be playing the unusually high BPM music. Eventually, the two set-pieces converge into an apocalyptic bloodbath.
Its creator used an iPhone to shoot each frame, with all the combined footage adding up to an estimated 3,400 individual photo shots to create just under 6 minutes of animated footage.
The song “Phobophile” is a standout track from CRYPTOPSY‘s 1996 seminal album “None So Vile“. It is the opening track on Disc#2 off the band’s 2-CD best-of collection from the band, featuring demo and live recordings as well as three exclusive new tracks (written with Youri Raymond and Eric Langlois), which was released on November 12 in Europe and November 20 in North America via Century Media. Entitled “The Best Of Us Bleed“, the set comes with extensive new liner notes written byDecibel magazine’s Adrien Begrand. The cover artwork was created by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS) and can be seen below.
“The Best Of Us Bleed” track listing:
01. Boden (new exclusive track)
02. A Graceful Demise (new exclusive track)
03. Holodomor (new exclusive track)
04. Oh My Fucking God (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cover)
05. Worship Your Demons
06. Silence The Tyrants
07. The Headsmen
09. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8)
10. Endless Cemetery
11. We Bleed
12. Soar And Envision Sore Vision
13. Voice Of Unreason
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood
15. White Worms
02. Slit Your Guts
03. Crown Of Horns
06. Open Face Surgery (live)
07. Graves Of The Fathers / Drum Solo (live)
08. Shroud (live)
09. Born Headless (live)
10. Slit Your Guts (live)
11. Cold Hate, Warm Blood (live)
12. We Bleed (live)
13. White Worms (rehearsal)
14. Loathe (rehearsal)
15. Depths You’ve Fallen (rehearsal)
16. Cold Hate, Warm Blood (rehearsal)
The self-titled new album from CRYPTOPSY was released in the U.S. on November 20 via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revulotion Harmony/Candlelight Records.