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Tallah Get Terminally Sick In Their New Music Video

The latest from the Pennsylvania nu-core crew featuring Mike Portnoy’s son on drums is an insane thrillride.

What sets Tallah apart from the many other heavy bands using nu-metal influences to add power and texture to hardcore is that they do something uniquely their own. During the genre’s golden age, no two nu-metal bands sounded the same, and Tallah have gone all-in on a mixture of nerdy vulnerability and pure madness that give them a sound unlike anyone else’s. Frontman Justin Bonitz never sounds like he’s trying to imitate any particular singer or rapper when he performs, but instead just spews and gibbers with an audible honesty. The result is a band who succeed where others don’t by seemingly having nothing to prove.

Tallah No One Should Read This

The video for Tallah’s Red Light, the closing track of their 2018 EP No One Should Read This, illustrates this approach perfectly. In many ways, the band are indulging in the imagery of the late 90s with a lot of what’s going on in this video — an insane asylum, shock therapy, wires everywhere, a fishbowl lens. But coupled with the anguished, eclectic sound of the track, and given an extra jolt of modern anxiety and editing, the footage feels urgent, fresh in a desperate way. 

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Red Light is the conclusion of the concept on the EP,” says Max of the track. Musically, it’s one of the darkest songs we’ve done, and the video captures the twisted, eerie vibes we were going for in the studio.”

Watch our exclusive premiere of Tallah’s Red Light video below:

Tallah’s No One Should Read This EP is out now on Earache Records, and available for purchase on all digital platforms.

Keep an eye out for more Tallah in the near future, as the band enters the studio on January 26th with producer Josh Schroeder (King 810, Ghost Bath, The Color Morale) to record new material.

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Posted on January 21st 2020, 4:00p.m.
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