Published Oct 17, 2013Protest the Hero's upcoming Volition LP is due out October 29 and included on it is a politically motivated rally cry against Ontario's pitbull ban called "A Life Embossed," which you can now check out in a lyric video.
The track rams into a math-metal mishmash of thrash beats, off-kilter guitar runs and punishing juds, but later scours the band's influences by adding more melodic, though proggy passages. Visually, as lyrics about a "judgement based in human error" scratch across the screen, we see a playful pooch alternate from playing fetch in the park and having an assault rifle pointed at its face.
"The boys in PTH are long time dog lovers, it has come to our attention that there's injustice afoot!" the band wrote in a statement. "Our home of Ontario Canada is the largest territory in all the world to pass legislation that discriminates against a specific breed of dog. This is a worldwide issue that the band is incredibly disturbed by. The song and video for 'A Life Embossed' attempts to draw much needed attention to an issue that affects all dog lovers alike."
You can see the band plead their case and make up your own mind about the pitbull ban by streaming the video down below.