HM is proud to premiere Above the Storm’s new music video for “As the Flame.” The song comes from their as-yet-untitled upcoming 2017 full-length release. The video was produced by Films and Noises and directed by vocalist Justis Earle. The song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Cody Fuentes of Rapture Recordings.

We spoke with Earle about the track:

“This song is about the ultimate triumph of spirit over flesh and the preservation of freedom of speech and belief for all people regardless of creed, color or orientation. ‘As the Flame’ was written after several terrorist attacks that left many innocent people dead simply because they believed something different than the attackers. Even in the West, the modern political climate shows early signs of dangerous authoritarianism as the current U.S. administration threatens to silence dissent through governmental power, and the misguided politically-correct mob silences opposing views through violence and vandalism.

“We close the video with a Fredrick Douglas quote: “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” As a slave who freed himself to become a crucial leader in the abolition movement, we honor the spirit of Douglas and call our generation to burn bright with a powerful conviction to protect the freedoms of all people.”

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When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.

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