Holy shit! It’s been so long since I’ve actually enjoyed some heavy, denim-and-leather-clad rockers doing their thing. If you’re a fan of Alice In Chains, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots or other 90′s grunge/alt heavy-rock band, then Toronto-based Last Bullet is the band for you. They just dropped a new album titled ‘80-69-64‘, and with that, a kick ass music video for one of their two lead singles on the record, ‘Sin‘.
The video itself is a quick-cut, show of the band hammering out the song, with occasional wanderings by the lead singer down stairwells, and behind amplifiers to douse himself in gasoline and light up. It’s a pretty typical video with nothing overwhelmingly special about it. But it’s clear Last Bullet loves what they do and is good at it too.
The song has just a constant drive that is very reminiscent of Velvet Revolver’s Slither, but with a greater dynamic range of both vocals and guitar (minus the non-existent Slash solo). The way in which both guitar and drums swap which one is the driving force at certain stages in the song is testament to the well written and composed song that ’Sin‘ is.
And something that I think is often lacking in music is the proper use of silence, which Last Bullet uses wonderfully several times in the song. And beyond the song itself, and after a brief pause of silence, the added sound effect of fire igniting and burning for a time after the video has cut adds an additional dynamic that remains in people’s minds beyond the music.