Metallica Have Their Dukes Up With ‘Halo on Fire’ Video
And the videos keep a coming! Metallica has spent the day unveiling the remaining videos for their Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct album and we're now up to the clip for "Halo on Fire."
The clip is a mixture of concept and performance with the band delivering the song amidst a circle of fans. Meanwhile, the conceptual side centers on a young woman, bruised and dealing with the stares of everyone she passes on the street. Undeterred, she goes about her day until arriving at her destination, a fight club of sorts, where she dukes it out with opponents both female and male, while the crowd watches on.
The track starts with a chugging, guitar-led opening with the band really embracing the groove before the vocals start and lead the instrumental portion into a more moody sounding direction. But "Halo on Fire" is full of stylistic shifts, eventually driving the track toward a more fist-pumping anthemic direction. And like many of the songs that have arrived during the day, "Halo on Fire" is epic in length, giving the listener a chance to fully embrace the story.
This is the third and final video debuting today from the team of Herring and Herring. The directors also helmed the "Now That We're Dead" and "Am I Savage?" videos and are also responsible for the striking album art that we've seen for the new album.
"Halo on Fire" is featured on Metallica's Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct album, which arrives on Friday (Nov. 18). You can pre-order the disc at this location. There are three videos left to be unveiled during Metallica's roll out -- "Murder One," "Spit Out the Bone" and "Lords of Summer." You may stay tuned to Metallica.com as they'll continue to debut at 2AM, 4AM and 6AM ET. We'll also have a final post with the last three videos arriving Thursday morning (Nov. 17).
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