Progressive Metal band Empyrean has released the John Spinney directed lyric video for their djent influenced sophomore single “Judges”. Premiered on Heavy Blog Is Heavy, “Judges” was mixed by Jason Daggett and mastered by Kris Krummet. Watch here.
Judges is written about a moment in time where I had a job that was extremely rough day after day. It’s about the consequences of being “different” regardless of where you are. I realized not all consequences are direct, there is subtleties in this too. There is opportunities lost, being overlooked, and overruled, among other things that looking different cause. This doesn’t stop in school, there is genuine discrimination no matter where you go or where you live. This song was about learning to deal with the weight of judgment for who I am. – Jakoby Pierce – Lyrics/Vocals