It's the worst feeling in the world; you've washed the blood off your hands and packed the corpse in the trunk when, all of a sudden, you and your accomplices find a heavily bandaged wheelchair-bound man on the side of the road.
Exposed only by a small hole in the gauze, you put your ear up to his mouth and he informs you that his home is "at the end of the road."
You reluctantly agree to push him there, but soon realize something about this dude's very off.
For Buffalo hardcore quintet Every Time I Die, the nightmarish scenario is the premise of their latest music video for "Revival Mode," off the band's sixth studio record, Ex Lives.
"I think I've wrapped my head around some of the meaning and what's going on," guitarist Jordan Buckley recently told Seattle Weekly, "but there's definitely a lot there that we wanted kids to maybe have to think about it for the rest of the day or the week and go, 'What did I just watch?'
We won't spoil the nightmarish ending for you, but be prepared to have your mind fucked. After all, that's what these guys are gnarly at.
Since their inception of 1998, Every Time I Die has slapped metal fans with a cleverly twisted and sonically diverse brand of darkness that's second to none. And their live shows have earned a reputation of being some of the most intense concert experiences around.
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See for yourself when the group rolls through Grand Central on Tuesday, February 26.
Every Time I Die with the Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights. Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m., at Grand Central, 697 N Miami Ave, Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $18 via ticketfly.com.