As promised we always give you two music videos of the week and this week’s is a contender. I have always loved music videos that were well thought out and well executed and Escape The Fate has always been one of those bands that has been able to do that time and time again. The band still touring right now on their fifth studio album Hate Me which was released last year has unveiled a powerful music video for their track Breaking Me Down which in of itself is an amazing track. The video whose treatment was co-written by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach balances through the performance based side of the video with the story itself of a boy who is taking care of his mother who apparently has given up on life. There are a couple of things I wanted to talk about in the video and that is there is a scene where guitarist Kevin Gruft twirls the guitar around his neck like how Eric Brittingham of Cinderella used to. I am a sucker for guitar tricks. The other thing I liked in the video was the nod to Slash and his desert guitar solo moment in November Rain done in this video by Gruft again.
Singer Craig Mabbitt talked about the video saying, “We hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed shooting it. It is an important message you should not only hear but listen to. Shout out to Jacoby for his contribution to this song. Thank you all for your continued love and support of our music. We will see you on the road.” Starting November 10TH, you can catch the band on the road with Nonpoint on the Hate Poison Tour with supporting acts Get Scared, Failure Anthem and Through Fire and get all the info on that here. Check out the amazing video to the song below: