Slipknot Analysis-Dead Memories

The Idea and Shoot

The technique by playing with the camera focus is the opening of this video, this video clip have a story like a short movie maybe, the main character in the beginning is carrying a shovel and tae man is keep walking with a cut to cut technique until the man see a land and he started to dig a hole although to buried himself or do something, but he fell and he entered another world and he became a man with a mask and we know that the man become the vocalist and he starting a new adventure in the new world under the ground seeing something new and a very weird thing that have a lot of meaning I want to make s specification with this video clip scene per scene after the man started a new adventure in a new world from one door to the next door.

Scene 1

In this scene the man see the first mask (The Slipknot D’J player) he is crawling on the wall, and make the man confused  because suddenly he wear a mask too the technique of this scene is very difficult because at the editing process they have to make the D’J crawling on the wall. I think this scene mean that sometimes we have to leave someone although they have a problem because everyone had a problem and you have to fix it by yourself.

Scene 2

The drummer looks like Jesus in this scene because he wear something in his head like a thorn but I still confused is he good or bad , because sadness cover his face, with four beautiful ladies as his servant he should be happy, but  the lord still looks sad. I think that is mean women, money and throne can’t buy happiness.

Scene 3

After he entered another door he saw a very weird world and he saw a man with a mask and a lot of nail cover his whole head. And he is confused seeing a world without color only black and white maybe that is mean only good and evil in this world there is no “grey”.

Scene 4

Now he entered a room with a lot of mirror along the way to another door, and he saw his face is changing there was another identity in his body, this is mean that you have to look at yourself and knowing about your personality is very important and the angle of the camera is very interesting.

Scene 5

In this short scene there was a clown with a lot of girls maybe it means girls is a barrier for a man to get what they want so we have to passed it .

Scene 6

When he opened another door he saw a big man with very hard scary mask, he had to eliminate the big man to went to the next door behind the big man. As we know the big man is the Slipknot guitarist and the timing of that scene was the melody part was so exact. In my opinion this scene mean that you have to force your fear to get what you want.

Scene 7

Another party again with a lot of girls the different with the previous party this party was happier a lot of laugh was found there, but I just another barrier. In this scene the director use the rewind technique and this technique has difficulty because it has to make it exact with the song.

Scene 8

In the last scene the man find another mask but the mask don’t disturb him he is only playing with a fire and a lot of candles and in the end the mask gives him one candles just like when you celebrate your birthday you have to blow it and your wishes will be answered, and the man back to the real word still wearing the mask come out from the grave and seeing him dig another grave.

The lyrics

Sitting in the dark, I can’t forget.
Even now, I realize the time I’ll never get
Another story of the bitter pills of fate
I can’t go back again
I can’t go back again
But you asked me to love you, and I did.
Traded my emotions for a contract to commit
And when I got away, I only got so far
The other me is dead
I hear his voice inside my head
And we were never alive
And we won’t be born again
But I’ll never survive

With dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart

You told me to love you, and I did.
Tied my soul into a knot and got me to submit
So when I got away, I only kept my scars
The other me is gone
Now I don’t know where I belong
And we were never alive
And we won’t be born again
But I’ll never survive

With dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart

Dead visions in your name
Dead fingers in my veins
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart
Dead memories in my heart


The conclusion

Slipknot team up with music directors P. R. Brown and Shawn Crahan to make a music video for their new single “Dead Memories”. The music video starts off with the band’s lead singer Corey Taylor dressed in casual clothes carrying a shovel and smoking a cigarette. He then digs the ground beneath him in a field which appears to be a grave.

The scene then switches to a capture of two men in masks appearing in a narrow room. One of them is trying to stop the other from leaving the room. However, he manages to run out of the room only to step into other rooms each of which is occupied by different men. His escape continues until he finds himself donning casual clothes digging in heavy rain as Taylor.

“Dead Memories” is a new song appearing on Slipknot’s latest fourth studio album “All Hope Is Gone“. As a follow-up to the band’s 2004 effort “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses“, the record was recorded at Sound Farm in Jamaica, Iowa and has been released in the U.S. market since August 20 via Roadrunner Records.

I think in this video clip was related with the lyrics,  dead memories, so the man was trying to dig his memories because he can’t survive if his memories are dead so he had to dig it back a very creative video



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