With an unfiltered, take no prisoners attitude, Tantric has been living in the glory of their astonishing album 2018’s “Mercury Retrograde.” With relentless, nonstop touring across the United States, Tantric is ending the year 2019 on a high note landing in Europe playing shows for the first time overseas.
And with the release of the mesmerizing music video for “Angry,” Hugo, Jaron, Baz and Ian illuminates with a high energy performance displaying all their natural talent in a 2 minute 55 second clip. Each member of the “new” Tantric excels with a highly choreographed light show grasping the authentic feel of what fans would encounter at a live show: a true hardcore rock show leaving you exhausted and drained. Yet, you depart the venue asking, “When is Tantric coming back to town?”
From the first few seconds of the screeching guitar with the heavy beats of the thumping drums, “Angry” is intense, mysterious and kicks you in the stomach with no regrets in the lyrics alone. “Angry” was a stand out for me and I love the fact it was released as a music video.
With me being a huge, dedicated fan for about 20 years, watching Hugo perform especially in this video shows the front man at his finest. Hugo has charismatic stage presence hovering over the crowd playing into what every lady loves about him. He has a few rough edges and a gritty voice. That is what makes Hugo the rock star many try to follow and few who can mimic him. The video for “Angry” displays that so well about Hugo.
The never ending bass player Jaron embodies what the 80’s era was all about: having a feverishly vigorous performance with a great leather jacket. One could witness Jaron having the time of his life slapping the bass striding across the floor with such ease. The hair flipping between Jaron and Baz is on full display especially when the two come together to jam out and just enjoy the moment of living their dream in the video.
Baz is a highly accomplished guitar player and you see a smile come across his face in “Angry.” (Isn’t it ironic?) He is very much enjoying himself with his distressed jeans and stylish tank top. His solo in “Angry” packs a punch with a few key strokes and making it a perfect platform for Hugo to “rap” in the middle of the song:
“Is it because that you want to
Never give up on your dreams that
You have made everything at war
Known to belearn as a known fact
Natural to always want more
Promise they made me but not grasped
That’s what we started this shit for
Not to waste you’re such a snake boy
That’s why we started it”
The camera captures each guy of Tantric in their best light and Ian is no exception. Being behind the drums does not hold back what this man is capable of. Ian strives to perfect rock-solid throbbing notes reaching out in a massive mode.
The direction of “Angry” for sure takes Tantric to that next level of stardom and it is a very well accomplished music video. The camera angles are fierce and innovative playing along a colorful lighting system. I recommend playing “Angry” over and over again to get you pumped. It maybe influences you to go into a mosh pit.
Congrats to Tantric and all the wonderful success they had for the year 2019!!!! As for 2020, it will be even better!!!!!