Ohio symphonic deathcore act the Convalescence give their vicious musical approach the perfect visual with their new animated gorefest "The House of Suffering," from their forthcoming Monument of Misery album. A red background and shadowy figures are seemingly led blindly into a torturous human abattoir where they, in great cartoon detail, are hacked and sawed to death while the song's blistering maleficence plays out in the background.
The only peace to be found here is in brief symphonic interludes, used throughout to highlight the aftermath of the characters' deaths — such as one particularly gruesome moment featuring a detached eyeball hanging delicately from a chain.
"With this song, we wanted to try something new and do an animated video based off of the lyrics," the band say in a joint statement. "We decided to work with Seth Whitehurst of Shadow Puppet Horror Theatre to do something original for us. Taking the idea of people being lead into a slaughterhouse where they are butchered and prepared to be fed to other people and making it come to life in the video."
The band also claims the new album will be rooted in horror and revolve around "darker" themes than their previous work. Judging by the garish brutality shown in this video, fans anticipating that edgier exploration won't be disappointed. The Convalescence have previously shared another Monument of Misery single, "The Return," featuring guest vocals from Cryptopsy's Matt McGachy (hear that track below).
Following its release, fans can catch the Convalescence on their upcoming tour with Reign, the Breathing Process, Forces and A Feasting Beast. See the full list of dates here.
Monument of Misery is out June 28th on Legend Recordings. Pre-order at this location.