30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill

January 19, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

30 seconds to mars is a band I've enjoyed for quite sometime. Thanks to Tink09 and Hollagram Star I would never have gotten to know this rock band. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević, but at the time of this music video there was a 4th member of the band which was Matt Wachter. They have just achieved a place in the Guinness World Records for the "Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band", after playing a total of 309 gigs over two years.

This song was written by Josh Abraham and 30 Seconds To Mars, which suggests they had some input into the song, which suggests that they have a connection towards the song, and this is exactly why I feel this song is really emotional, and it's exactly what you need in a rock song.

The music video is clever and effective. I like various things, but the fact that there is two of each of the band members, makes you think which ones you have been following and whether their deceptions has changed things. After a second watching you still unsure of whose side you are actually following, and I think this is really interesting.

It's a very clever concept, and they actually managed to put the performance side into the narrative, which is definitely different to any other videos I can think of at the moment. I reckon this band will be around for a lot longer than people think and they have quite a big fan base here in the UK, and I'm pretty sure it's a lot bigger in the US.

The music video is set within a hotel, it is reference to the film "The Shining" which is based on the Stephen King novel, which I haven't read yet, but I'm pretty sure it's amongst my book collection somewhere waiting to be read.

It gives us this surrealistic effect that makes you think that this could be almost a film, and to manage to fit all that into a 5 and a half minute music video is really surprising. It's definitely something I'll be watching again and again, and it's also quite unnerving at times which makes this video stand out from a crowd.

Overall I enjoy this song and it's accompanying music video, it fits perfectly and tends to shock a lot of people as they aren't expecting it to be almost like a film when they first see it. I like the reference to "The Shining" and I find it's extremely interesting when an artist decides to reference a film in their music video, it kind of makes me want to watch the film. I hope you would all agree with my rating.