Saturday, January 26, 2019

Promotional Video Review: THREE SIXES Unit 731 [2019 Version] by Dave Wolff

Band: THREE SIXES
Place of origin: Westminster, California, USA
Genre: Industrial thrash metal
Promotional Video: Unit 731 [2019 Version]
Label: Universal Sign Records
Release date: January 15, 2019
Three Sixes’ latest promotional video is a re-recording of Unit 731, which originally appeared on their 2014 album Know God, No Peace. The song was remixed from the original vocal, guitar and bass tracks and features a new drum track recorded by John Cross who joined the band in 2015. When I reviewed Know God, No Peace I touched on the band’s ability to mix goth, thrash, black metal, techno, industrial, hardcore and rap. The potential I saw in the band, as musicians and professionals, is more apparent with the release of the new video. It’s been a long time since I listened to Know God, No Peace, so I looked up the band’s site to compare the original version with the remix. In the remixed version the sound is generally louder and rawer. To be more specific, the guitar and bass tracks are sharper and the vocal tracks are more prominent. This gives the crunch and groove laden riffs greater emphasis, and pushes the song with renewed clarity. Frontman Damien LaVey describes the drum tracks by John Cross as busier and more aggressive. I know what he means as Cross plays with generous energy, revitalizing the song with more double bass and fills. Cross also had a hand in directing and filming the video with LaVey and Lord Zane; the visual quality is flawless and the closeups of each band member show comparable professionalism to that of an affluent film crew. Many closeups are extremely close, calling attention to specific moments in the song. The lyrics are on the Youtube link as well as the band’s site so you can refer to either if the need arises to read along. -Dave Wolff

Lineup:
Damien: Vocals
Killswitch: Guitar
Johnny C: Bass
John Cross: Drums

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