It’s a very energetic and colorful interpretation of a very energetic and colorful song. Chronological Injustice’s new official video for “Pendulum,” is straight-forward and vibrant. Actually, that is a really great depiction of Chronological Injustice as a whole.
Chronological Injustice is a young band out of Portland, Oregon. Not young as in, “haven’t been around for very long,” (because they have been around for quite a while.) I mean young, as in their youngest member, Gunner DuGrey, (also in Vicious Rumors) is 18.
The video has camera panning, side-to-side, and forward and backward movement that is quickly becoming a signature move for HotKarlProductions. The camera angles greatly enhance what could have been just a “live” video. While just a live video would have been fine for Chronological Injustice, because their fervor and energy are both audible and visual in any scenario, the implementation of the shots, juxtaposed with the vivid background in the magical graffiti courtyard selected for the shoot are effective. The colorful location, the extreme energy of the band, and their downplayed wardrobe make this video incredibly interesting.
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There are great shots of nature, highlighting a particular member, peppered throughout the video: the city, a lake, and a field with an old barn. While the shots likely weren’t critical, they add to the appeal of the overall feel. Obvious attention was paid to focus on each member at the point(s) in the song where their performance stood out (guitar solos, brutal vocals, cool drum parts), and there are many spots. It is done very smartly so that it doesn’t look planned, staged, or timed.
It feels like a well thought out organic video of five guys, with incredibly good hair and tons of energy, playing in a heavily (and beautifully) vandalized location…like you’d imagine they do every day.
I’ve seen Chronological Injustice live on many occasions over the past few years, and this video is a great representation of the band and its members.
Chronological Injustice are briskly becoming refined and polished in their presentation of themselves.