Living Sacrifice Wanted Nothing Pretty for 'Overkill Exposure' -- Video Premiere
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Director Michael Dalton opened up to Noisecreep about the video's thematic origins of bad begetting bad, saying, "As [vocalist Bruce Fitzhugh] explained 'Overkill Exposure' to me, he wanted to make sure I understood the song dealt with some dark content. The message he was portraying on this song was that the dark/evil things we expose ourselves to open us up to more darkness and evil ... The more time I spend watching episodes of murder mysteries, the more I will begin to be opened up to the evil in the world around, and even in myself."
It's an interesting concept, but that's to be expected from a band like Living Sacrifice.
Dalton continued, "When I set out to make this video, I wanted to make sure nothing was pretty and everything had a very eerie feel. What we ended up getting out of that was a story of a man being filled with images of substance abuse, suicide and murder, all heralded in by a raging Living Sacrifice."
The director recommended multiple viewings in order to let the weighty content sink in. He said, "This song hits like a freight train, and the video may require a couple watches to really grasp all of it. But what I hope the viewer walks away with is that we see the lines blurred between fiction and reality for our character -- and that maybe if we look close enough, we can see our media intake doing the same for ourselves. "