PREMIERE: DEFICIT Unleash Music Video For New Single “Death Prize” (Track Analysis)
Australia’s DEFICIT are finding a shred of certainty in the unknown with their latest single “Death Prize”, premiering exclusively on CaliberTV.
Pounding drums, an erratic beginning riff, and warped spoken words introduce the cathartic scream into the void that follows, immediately making “Death Prize” known as the metalcore quartet’s abrupt shift from candid to cryptic.
Shuddering dissonance, relentlessly heavy rhythms, and Nathan Newman‘s distinct screams all echo with fury as they amplify the band’s aggressive musical character. “Death Prize” was curated with the intent to be nothing short of hard-hitting, and what makes it even more of an interesting listen is the hard-to-pin-down atmosphere of foreboding it carries.
That’s not to say the glitching graphics and brief appearances of masked figures cutting between footage of DEFICIT‘s performance don’t lean into the song’s overall ominous energy, though. Less says more in the case of the song’s accompanying music video, and while animal masks, key lyrics flashing at the bottom of the screen, or a vocalist suspending himself from the ceiling of a dark room made of metal might all seem obtuse when described out of context, “Death Prize” delivers something that will have listeners’ curiosity getting the best of them.
Stream and watch the music video below: