Today, Noisey premiers the latest video from English avant noise merchants, VOICES. Directed by Samuel Joseph Loynes and Finnian Moore, “Last Train Victoria Line” is one of fourteen new songs featured on the band’s recently released second album, London available now at national and regional retailers, Amazon, and iTunes.
London’s North American release follows an already impressive launch in Europe with Metal Hammer naming the record, “one of the most unique and ambitious metal albums of recent years.” Recorded at Hackney Studios during the early months of 2014, London is a challenging and fearless offering that is fitting for a band that features former members of acclaimed progressive black metal band Akercocke. “This is the first time we’ve written songs where we’ve thought about the arrangement and structure,” shared guitarist Sam Loynes during a recent interview with Terrorizer Magazine. Cvlt Nation launched a full stream of the album days prior to its January 27th release, with editor Meghan MacRae noting, “VOICES conjures a bleak, gray and hopeless soundscape, inspired by the ‘urban and hostile’ South London streets. It is beautiful and furious, frustrated and self-assured.”
“Last Train Victoria Line” visually flirts with the album’s storyline. Loynes explains, “VOICES always aim to bring something unique, something atypical to proceedings. A collaboration of some essential creative friends and foes, this video is our greatest audio-visual piece to date. The litter-strewn street and red brick claustrophobia of London’s East End was the perfect surrounding for the hostile yet kinetic shoot that channeled our cloaked anti-hero and, in opposition, much desired ‘Megan’ seductress.”
To view the video click HERE.
Formed in 2011, VOICES is the sonic experiment of guitarist/vocalist Peter Benjamin, drummer David Gray, and Sam Loynes. London comes only twelve months after the release of the band’s debut, From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary Rain. Revolver Magazine calls London, “’sprawling, ambitious, and coldly beautiful. It’s everything a progressive black metal concept album should be,” while New Noise notes, “London is one of the most delightfully maddening listens you’ll have all year.” Invisible Oranges agrees, “the labyrinthine sonic tapestry that VOICEs are weaving on this album is one I’ve found myself drawn to more than a few times.” Adds Metal Insider, “VOICES is a band that is unafraid of musical exploration.”