- Member: Kai Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai/Kuroi Kenshi
- Title: The Edge
- Premiered: 2001-08-30
- Chastisement Rapid Fluid
I was turned onto this band by Jesmaster's video of this song using all the Kenshin he could get his hands on. That video's still at the top of my fave videos ever, even though the art style's inconsistent between the OAV and TV-style clips. My editing skills weren't quite up to his, and I did get a little lazy in places doing the final assembly. Still, it's a pretty good video using clips that haven't been in many Ninja Scroll videos before. Shin Hatsubai video #3.
Shin Hats Self-Grade: B. This is a solid video, but there are parts that I definitely could have done better, and it's got a high mark to live up to.
Stats: #clips: 61. avg length: 3.59 sec. total time: 10 hours.
About the music: "Rapid Fluid" is the leadoff track on Chastisement's1999 demo ...but lost we are, and considered by many metalheads to be the finest pure death metal song in recent memory. Despite their extreme skills in execution and songwriting, and that every other death metal band in Sweden seems to have a record deal, Chastisement has not yet been signed to any label.
Miscellaneous: This video was completed, from initial capture to final production, in less than 24 consecutive hours.
The indirect link has been updated from megaupload to the infinitely more reliable and less invasive mediafire. If it goes down for some reason, submit an a-m-v.org bug report and I'll push it back up. There are a few additional notes, mostly overlapping with this description, here.