Chosen by The Dark Queen. Words by Monk.

The Uber Rock Approved stampWe continue to receive a veritable tsunami of video clips – another 150+ of them in the past week alone – being sent our way in a bid to be the latest recipient of the coveted title and virtual gong of being named our favourite…

Believe me, we do watch all of the submissions, and, apart from those which don’t meet our criteria – i.e., no lyric videos, no straight performance clips and no “play throughs” – most of them are of an extremely high quality, but there can only ever be one winner… And, to that end, this week’s selection, chosen by Her Majesty The Dark Queen herself, comes from right on our doorstep, with the second clip to be released in as many weeks by Norn Iron doom-infused NWoCRers Baleful Creed.

It’s taken the quartet two whole years to put some seriously heavyweight promotion into their third album, the DQ-approved ‘The Lowdown‘ – but, then, there have been some serious Covidications in that time, so, like everyone else, the boys are playing some serious catch-up in terms of getting things back on the road (quite literally!).

At first glance, ‘Line Of Trouble’ may seem an unusual single choice for a band known for their dense, pulsating riffage. But, at the same time, it is also an ideal choice, as it highlights the deep emotion which underpins everything they do and provides a timely warning about the dangers of addiction and self-destruction against the backdrop of a world seemingly addicted to its own destruction.

The video itself is brilliantly shot by Phil Horner, guitarist with fellow NI metallers Conjuring Fate and a long-time friend of the band, who brings the song’s underlying lyrical message to dramatic and harrowing life, through ultra-realistic scenes of two young drug addicts, brilliantly portrayed by Lucy Wallace and Michael Finlay (son of BC frontman Fin) spiralling to their demise. This is matched by some strident and suitably darkened performance footage, dominated by Fin’s passionate (and weirdly guitarless) delivery of the song’s biting lyrics.

Until next time, keep ‘er lit, keep ‘er between the hedges and keep on rockin’ and rollin’ with your favourite website \m/