Worcester, Massachusetts-based crossover thrashers High Command reveal an official video for “Merciless Steel” the searing track from the band’s debut, Beyond The Wall Of Desolation (Southern Lord).
High Command’s Ryan McCardle remarks, “We had been planning on doing a big production metal video with swords and the like before the pandemic hit, but then we started going through all the footage we had collected from our first couple tours supporting Beyond The Wall Of Desolation and we realised we had all this great video of a time that seems almost alien and long ago considering the current state of affairs. Meticulously edited and directed by visual madman Chris O’Coin, the ‘Merciless Steel’ video is our ode to a community that was of the utmost importance to us and we hope returns someday soon.”
Beyond The Wall Of Desolation delivers an onslaught of searing thrash/hardcore. The band’s ravenous delivery is magnified by the powerful recording courtesy of Machines With Magnets (Daughters, The Body, Lingua Ignota), and mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Integrity, Black Breath).
Beyond The Wall Of Desolation is available on CD, LP, and digital via Bandcamp, and the Southern Lord webshop.