TR Hell: Vallenfyre – Splinters

It’s even a struggle to breathe…



TR Hell is a staff video pick from the black depths of the abyss itself.


Featuring former members of Paradise Lost, At the Gates and The Haunted, UK extreme metal supergroup Vallenfyre deliver a potent mix of Death, Doom, Grind and Thrash, nowhere more evident than on their magnum opus, 2014’s Splinters. The punishingly heavy record culminates in a final track that is also the title track, a deafening 6 minute long Doom masterpiece, and today’s subject:



Director Gorstein Hayot’s short film presents a Kafka-esque nightmare, with heavy influences of Silent Film, German Expressionism and Lynch’s Eraserhead, not to mention the classic Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”. It’s simply one of the coolest fucking videos we’ve seen in a long time.


Vallenfyre are currently on the 2015 Decibel Magazine Tour with Hardcore heroes Converge and Thrash legends At the Gates. The Tour rolls into Philly on Saturday, April 11th at Union Transfer. Don’t miss it.





Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.

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