The music video for “Out Of Control,” the third track off The Ghost Inside’s Dear Youth, has arrived in a blaze. In keeping with the name of the song are the furious townspeople, dressed in garb of another era, out for blood and destruction. This music video is reminiscent of something like Escape The Fate’s “Issues” video, in which the band awaits the onslaught of the ignorant, rampaging villagers. Do the guys in The Ghost Inside survive their own witch-hunt? Let us know what you think, and catch them on the Out Of Control Tour!
“Dear Youth (Day 52)” was the first track to be released off the new The Ghost Inside album and is essentially an embellished lyric video, but what makes it worthy of our “Music Video of the Week” nomination is who’s toting the lyrics here. The video for the title track of Dear Youth, one of our Top 10 HXC Approved Albums of 2014, embodies what we stand for at HXC Magazine. Music, especially hardcore, is about community. Bands like The Ghost Inside wouldn’t be what they are without their fans, and to showcase that fact the band made their fans the stars of this video. The record itself is a loose concept album surrounding a letter vocalist Jonathan Vigil wrote to his younger self, capturing his determination of purpose and loss thereof; sentiments to which we all can relate at one point or another. It only makes sense that those who mosh to his every word should be the ones to disseminate the message. Whether they’re sitting on the toilet or serving in the army, they’re the people who make the scene what it is. So this writer would like to take time to address you all, too: Dear Youth, thank you for carrying these words around with you every day. Sincerely, one hardcore kid to another.
2014 was a huge year for music. We saw the first time a band from the post-hardcore scene put on a music festival that was entirely in, of and for the scene with A Day To Remember’s Self Help Fest. We watched the aftermath of My Chemical Romance’s breakup dissolve into glorified solo projects. The Bury The Hatchet Tour finally happened, marking a long awaited resolution between Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse. And hell, even Taylor Swift gets a shout out since more hardcore-influenced bands covered her songs than ever before. So the real question is: what were the best musical moments of the year? Check out our editors’ picks for the Top Albums of 2014 in no particular order and let us know what some of your favorites were!
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