Chthonic Release Another New Music Video For Their Seventh Album Bu-Tik!
At The Monolith we’re no strangers for the twisted and delightful musical work of Chthonic. We previously wrote about the soundcloud stream for their new album Bu-Tik and the video previously released for “Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace”, which depicted an epic, if slightly cheesy, battle of Kill Bill proportions.
Now, Chthonic return with their second video to promote Bu-Tik, this time for the song “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant“, which is an equally bizarre, but more compelling video. “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant” features the extremely well dressed band fighting a legion of Nazi’s and slaughtering them mercilessly, while a legion of onlookers cavort manically in frantic dance patterns, as well as the occasional, obligatory cutaways of the band playing the song.
It’s a strange mix of visual styles, but oddly it coalesces seamlessly, creating a visually arresting aesthetic that makes watching the video a very enjoyable experience. It’s sad that in this day and age that can’t really be said for a vast majority of music videos that are released.
Personally, I think this is a stronger video than their previous, if only because it shows a better focus of themes and styles, whilst never veering too far into a cheesy territory that could make their endeavours more funny than interesting, which unfortunately their former video did in parts.
Musically, “Supreme Pain For The Tyrant” is a strong example of the winning Chthonic formula, showcasing the band’s deft blend of styles effortlessly. Watch out for that sublime erhu creeping into your ears and providing this track with a real hint of majesty.
Chthonic’s seventh album, Bu-Tik is out now everywhere except in North America where it will be released on June 25th via Spinefarm Records.
If you’re still unsure about this record, be sure to check out the full stream below.