Worcester, Massachusetts’ Mountain Man bills themselves as an ‘experimental hardcore” band, but those words aren’t as oily and watery as you might think—sure, hardcore as an overarching genre certainly has plenty of cliches and repetitiveness, but Mountain Man blazes their own trail on their new album, Rumination, indebted to progressive forefathers like Neurosis and Converge. Today, we are premiering their new music video for “Kingdom Came,” directed by Stephen Petto. The song is more than seven minutes of powerful ebbs and flows, dissonance and resolution, assisted by eerie visuals created through an interesting process. Guitarist Jesse Menard explains:
“‘Kingdom Came’ is designed to project an atmosphere of loss, despair and emptiness, and through imagery captured both on Super 8 film and digitally, then projected, layered or reformatted, the video is a visual narrative of filmmaker Stephen Petto’s interpretation of that sensation.”
Mountain Man’s Rumination is available now via End Result Productions and can be ordered here.
Mountain Man has scheduled a series of release shows alongside Chrome Over Brass:
10/2 Worcester, MA at Ralph’s
10/3 Philadelphia, PA at LAVA Space
10/4 Oakville, CT at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes