Watch: Sigh – ‘Homo Homini Lupus’

Japanese black metal enigma Sigh released new song “Homo Homini Lupus” featuring Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo last week, and today Decibel is stoked to keep that hype train rolling with an animated music video for that song.

Much like Sigh’s music, the video for “Homo Homini Lupus” is weird and all over the place, moving with the various tones of the song, which shift from black to death metal to NWOBHM and pretty much everywhere in between. It comes from Shy’s forthcoming Heir to Despair album, which Candlelight will release on November 16.

“‘Homo Homini Lupus’ is one of the fastest and the simplest tracks on Heir to Despair,” vocalist Mirai Kawashima says. “Don’t expect other songs to sound like this. ‘Homo Homini Lupus’ means ‘Man is wolf to man’ in Latin. Thomas Hobbes referred to this verb to describe how men would act in the state of nature before we were civilized. The world shown in The Walking Dead series should be the best example of what we truly are. Men become wolves, or should I say men are wolves in their real nature. Look what our ancestors did during the wartime! Look what our ancestors did during famine! We have own wolves inside.”