Only a few hours prior to the publication of this post, Far From released a new music video for their song MaybeIBelonginaDumpster. If you have yet to hear their previous song, Witness, I highly recommend you give it a listen and read my review for it. If you have no clue about who Far From is, and have not read that review, they are a rising heavy metal band which consists of Treston Ebert (vocals), Taylor Simpson (guitar), Brian Jackel (bass), and George Pierce (drums).
The song is just over 4 minutes and 15 seconds long, yet the speed and intensity made it feel about half that length. The ending was stunningly drawn out, slowly fading out which allows for the song to come to a natural ending, rather than sounding forced.
The musical talent that both Taylor Simpson and Brian Jackel possess, is enough to make even the most cautious of us, want to try out a guitar or bass for ourselves. Together, Simpson and Jackel set the scene for the whole song, creating amazing breakdowns. George Pierce and Treston Ebert use their own skills to enhance this piece, and the four of them are making something truly harmonious. Ebert has a voice for screaming, and he does not hold back from doing just that. Pierce’s part on the drums plays a huge part in the tempo, indicating what can be expected.
The breaks in MaybeIBelonginaDumpster felt very natural, thanks to Pierce. Jackel and Simpson did not abruptly stop, they let themselves slow down as Pierce’s drumming grew softer. And as it picked up, within seconds, hearing anything other than Ebert’s voice would be a crime. Far From created art with this piece.
On the topic of art, the music video held an artistic position itself. As the song is ending, it focuses on Simpson, who carries himself with a softness that encompasses the end perfectly. The lighting and tone of the video portrays something delicate, something easily broken. It would have been more fitting to see a video that shot a harsher side, gave a sense of perseverance rather than giving in. Yet, it was still a beautiful song to both listen to, and watch.
What helped Far From get the rating they did, is that I can see the changes they have already made. Comparing MaybeIBelonginaDumpster to Witness, you can see the growth Far From already displays, and one can only sit back and applaud them for creating what they have. I hope to see them grow more as a band, and as individuals.