August 28, 2014

Ancient time, ancient magic, ancient rituals and ancient persecution all have a new face in the present. When I watch the amazing new video, directed by Justin Oakey, for Hexvessel’s song “I Am The Ritual,” from his most recent album Dawnbearer, I feel like I have been transported to another millenium, but at the same time I recognize the players in this scene, they still exist today. I’m beyond impressed with this song, and how the visuals are a perfect match for the message the lyrics convey. The camerawork invites the viewer to not only witness emotion, but to feel it as well. Kvohst’s voice leaves me in awe, like the feeling I get when I am in the presence of the ruins of past civilizations. I must say that Dawnbearer is an audio masterpiece unto itself – stay tuned for a full review. After the jump, step into the primitive supernatural and peep this video!

Hexvessel, I Am The Ritual (Music, 2011) from Justin Oakey on Vimeo.


Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.

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  • Head Ov Metal

    Definitely one of top ten albums of 2011!


  • Tom

    Thanks for the link!