Crucified Barbara Crucify Their Mother In “The Crucifier” [VIDEO]

One of Sweden’s best hard rock/straight-up heavy metal exports, Crucified Barbara, have finally released another music video. This time around it’s for the hard-driving track “The Crucifier,” which typifies the band pretty much to a T: gravely voice, punk inspired pounding, a bass line you can feel in your gut, and rough yet glam-like blues-based guitar licks. The track comes from the band’s 2012 release, The Midnight Chase.

The video for “The Crucifier” opens with a grindhouse style title shot introducing the band and song title (you know, with a bloody look and a melting film reel). The grindhouse feel is carried throughout the video with the grainy film filter. Once the song actually kicks in we’re greeted with the ladies in a live performance. I’m not going to lie, I was disappointed when I thought that’s all I was going to get with this video. Seriously, who needs another performance video — I know, I know, I sound like a broken record on that stupid point.

You can bet I was pleasantly surprised when I realized we were going to be treated to a visual narrative, a really short film if you will. I think most of you will get the parallel between “The Crucifier” video and it’s obvious source of inspiration — that being Carrie. And it totally makes sense for an all-female band to have such a video. Spelling it out, the band is the daughter in the video, and anyone who told Mia Coldheart, Klara Force, Ida Evileye, and Nicki Wicked to give music up is represented by the mother.

There’s an interesting visual toward the end of the video that I think is accidental, but it caught my eye nonetheless. When the song finishes and Mia (vocals) outstretches her arms, Nikki Wicked (drums) shoots her arms straight up, the visual I get is of a goat, which is obviously an evil symbol. Yeah, I’m either evil, seeing things, high, or possessed.

Rock Hard \m/

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