Welcome to another great Wednesday of Extreme of the Extreme. This week, featuring an absurdly ambitious nearly 40 minute music video from death-doom band Shores of Null.
"Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying)" is a full 38-minute journey through the stages of grief, accompanied by a soundtrack to match each of the steps along the way. "Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying)" also features a slew of guest musicians, such as Mikko Kotamäki (Swallow the Sun), Thomas Jensen (Saturnus), and Elisabetta Marchetti (Inno).
While the song is fairly slow for the most part, with a primary focus on the instrumentals, the musicianship delves into other genres along the way. Featuring some passages that are akin to that of more progressive metal, some sections even fall back into more hard rock. All this, before dropping back into some of the slowest doom metal I've encountered this year.
Shores of Null provided a bit of insight into the video, saying "This video goes hand in hand with the theme of the song, exploring the process of grief in its black and white grandeur. In these dark times, with no live shows in sight, we wanted to offer you an intense visual experience to better capture the empathy of the album, teaming up once again with Sanda Movies, who succeeded in the exceptional task of putting the full 38-minute song into images, giving the work as a whole a much deeper meaning"
The video for Shores of Null's "Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying)" is available to view below. As mentioned already, it's certainly ambitious, but if you have the time, it's worth the watch. Steeped in quality and excellent videography, it definitely deserves the attention for the amount of effort used.