Brisbane Symphonic Metal Powerhouse Seraphic recently released their monstrous new single Insidious. In honour of their new release, they are back with an Official Music Video accompanying the relentless riffage for their visceral soundscapes.
Representing a bold and assertive new direction, Seraphic are taking no prisoners with this high-octane sonic kaleidoscope of blistering guitars, soaring vocal melodies and intricate orchestrations.
Thematically, Insidious paints a picture of overcoming gaslighting and emotional abuse, fueling the victim’s petulant inner critic to invade and erode their sense of identity. Healing from such an ordeal requires an incredible amount of courage and resilience to face your own demons as well as the abusers’. Unafraid to bare it all, Seraphic bring this inner turmoil to life with depictions of marionette strings controlling the victim’s every move amidst the flurry of ferocious riffs, vibrant piano passages, catchy melodies and a high impact rhythm section.
Building upon the 2020 release of the group’s sophomore album Chrysalis, Seraphic have raised the stakes even higher with this defiant new single, adding razor-sharp synths and pop sensibilities to their trademark rich symphonic metal soundscape.
Wolstenholme speaks on Insidious Official Music Video: “Reprising their creative collaboration with VISUL for the third time now, Seraphic were able to bring their artistic vision for “Insidious” to life through a visceral, powerful visual narrative. Driven by a dark, twisted carnivale visual theme, the “Insidious” video tells the story of a puppet waking up to find herself trapped in a nightmarish version of her own childhood home. At every turn, she encounters menacing adversaries who seek to keep her confined in this labyrinth forever, but slowly she regains her strength and courage, until finally she’s had enough. Breaking free from her oppressors, she escapes from her prison a bold new woman. With Derek’s extensive experience in directing and producing powerful short films, VISUL were the clear choice for Seraphic to capture this narrative in all its raw desperation and emotional vulnerability. Seraphic hopes the “Insidious” film will resonate with viewers for whom this message is tenderly dedicated, and they are proud to present this strong artistic statement.”