Exclusive Premiere: Check Out Boundaries’ Nightmarish New Video, Blush
Connecticut’s Boundaries are, among other things, believable in their wrath. Their combination of grinding breakdowns, eerie backing guitars, and contempt-heavy lyrics give them an atmosphere of genuine instability. Their incorporation of nu-metal’s huge, kinetic riffage with hardcore’s emotional spewage also makes them a perfect example of the underground metalcore movement currently leaving blood-filled craters across America.
The band’s video for their track Blush off of their upcoming new album My Body In Bloom is in keeping with this imbalanced tone. The video depicts someone reliving different scenarios surrounding their death — drowning, burial, enshroudment — that are seemingly perpetrated by their own hand. Coupled with an especially crushing track, it’s a jarring blast of psychological disturbance.
In vocalist Matt McDougal’s own words, “Blush is about the types of relationships that I saw my mother enter with men after my father left. It’s about the duality of love and destruction, the need for attention to feel important, and dealing with violence and danger in the home to get it, because at least you’re not alone. Always thinking things are just around the corner from being better and the sacrifices you make along the way to keep those bad people in your life, the trade offs in your safety and health just to keep making excuses for them and for yourself.”
Check out Blush below:
If you dig that, check out the cover for My Body In Bloom:
And make sure you get your skhit rocked by Boundaries at one of the live dates below:
1/11 — Corning, NY @ Lando’s
1/12 — Providence, RI @ Alchemy
1/13 — Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
1/14 — Albany, NY @ Chrome
1/15 — Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
1/17 — Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Boundaries’ My Body In Bloom comes out February 22nd on Unbeaten Records. You can pre-order it here.
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