Brazilian death metal unit THE TROOPS OF DOOM recently released their “Whispering Dead Words” video. The track comes off the band’s “The Rise Of Heresy” EP, released last Fall, and reviewed by us here.
THE TROOPS OF DOOM features guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz, a former member of Sepultura’s original lineup playing author and co-author to classic Sep albums “Bestial Devastation” and “Morbid Visions” in addition to collaborating on some of the compositions that appear on “Schizophrenia”. Joining Guedz is bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco(Patria, Mysteriis, acclaimed graphic artist for the legendary likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed). THE TROOPS OF DOOM’s goal is to revisit the essence of ‘80s style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh and genuine.
Comments Guedz, of “Whispering Dead Words,” “We abused our poetic license and the conditions we had for the production of the video because, like all the processes we have carried out since the creation of the band, we do not escape the rule of exploring resources and internet tools so that everything could be done and completed at a distance.”
“The “Whispering Dead Words” script briefly tells the story of a priest with his spirit in conflict for having murdered his authoritarian and radically religious mother. The story finds him burying the body, already decomposing, in the garden at the back of his house. The priest is tormented by his mother’s obsessive spirit, who whispers words in his ear for days, forcing him to take all the risks when he unearths his remains. At the end of the process, the dead mother causes the priest to regret everything and surrender to his destiny to clear his conscience.”
“It was a great pleasure to work on this process, with the help of Edu Nascimento and his own mother, who acted in the role of the priest’s mother, in addition to Wagner Moura, playing the priest. I cannot fail to mention the makeup artist and wife from Edu, Sabrina, and the editors and producers (Gema KrioK Filmes and Criatoriom Ideias). Finally, doing my first job as a screenwriter was nice.”