pv review – DEATH POINT (D’espairsRay)

Sound the alarms: bad-ass D’espairsRay is back with a vengeance.

After a string of seemingly average pv’s (HORIZON, Final Call and yes, even LOVE IS DEAD), D’espairsRay amps up the attitude a number of notches higher with their latest release DEATH POINT.

DEATH POINT pv is basically a performance video but the inclusion of the “breaking the fourth wall” concept gave it the edge and much-needed coolness boost. While hardly original, blurring the lines between reel and real effectively illustrates the devil-may-care feel of the song.

Similar to LOVE IS DEAD pv, Hizumi pretty much hogged the screen time. But I’m not the one to complain given that it led to numerous epic moments: the entire segment starting from Hizumi slowly raising his head then rising from his couch to walk to the microphone to finally releasing a bloodcurdling growl, Hizumi tossing the microphone to a PA then proceeds to shake the camera (and James makes his pv debut!), Hizumi drinking from a bottled water before splashing its contents and the best part of it all, the PA handing the microphone back to Hizumi. Kidding on the last part. Seriously, the most striking moment for me was when Hizumi kicked the camera then the angle of the shot shifted to reflect what the fallen camera was supposed to be capturing. The poor camera makes another appearance on the last few frames of the pv where it was mercilessly stomped on by Hizumi. The act made the pv reach full circle given that it started with Zero (or was it Karyu?) revving up what I’d like to assume as the amplifier (sorry, not yet well versed with those gadgets) with his foot.

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