Sinsaenum – “Ashes”: A Video Breakdown

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Sinsaenum in the membrane. Sinsaenum in the brain!

It’s been a long and winding road since drummer Joey Jordison left Slipknot. I can imagine how hard it must be to leave or be kicked out of (depending on whose story you believe) one of the biggest bands in metal today. Throw in a neurological disease and one would definitely understand if Jordison decided to hang up the double-bass pedal and called it a day.

Rather than just waiting out the days in a Slipknot jumpsuit while tending a corn field in Iowa, Jordison has formed a few bands since his departure. The results vary. Scar The Martyr, featuring Henry Derek formerly of Lilitu and currently Act of Defiance, released one album before splitting. The band soon reformed sans Derek under the name Vimic. If that wasn’t enough, Jordison has another band by the name of Sinsaenum.

The band, featuring Jordison on drums, Attila Csihar of Mayhem on vocals, Sean Z of Daath on vocals, and Frédéric Leclercq of Dragonforce on guitars, could easily be labeled a “supergroup”. Whearas a bunch of recent metal supergroups seem to put out one album, go on one tour, and disappear forever, Sinsaenum have already released one full-length and are now on their third EP. Let’s see if their video for their new song “Ashes” lives up to the hype.

0:06: That feeling when you want to spit out jam, but then decide “Nah, bro, this is pretty good jam.”
0:09: Special appearance by Hellyeah’s album art.
0:14: Sinsaenum always flame-broils they songs.
0:20: “Yeah, can I get two Sinsaenum whoppers, a large curly fry, and Riff Shake?”
0:29: Ugh, another Tough Mudder ad.
0:36: I hope he stretched properly. Don’t want to pull a hammy while running for your life.
0:43: “Heard you boys like Trees N Shit metal.”
0:52: Freud would have a field day with this video.
1:01: Basically, everything would be considered dongs.
1:17: Shaking the camera is easier than having stuff happen in your video.
1:25: Gimme a “T”!
1:34: That’s a one-way trip to Athlete’s Foot.
1:44: Come on, Predator. Where are you?
1:58: Heavy Merol Brain Freeze Face.
2:03: Welcome To Taco John’s!
2:14: I’m beginning to think the band isn’t going to show up in this video.
2:22: Or anyone else for that matter.
2:30: Invest in a neck pillow, dude.
2:48: This entire video is just going to be this guy running in the woods and freaking out, isn’t it?
3:00: It probably would have been easier and cheaper just to make a lyric video for this song.
3:13: A picture of the album art with the song playing on top of it would have been just as good.
3:25: His mind is like an ocean: filled with fish crap and plastic bags.
3:34: Their radar has been…jammed!
3:41: Now I feel like watching Slither.
3:55: The ravages of puberty.
4:07: This is what happens when you stay on Twitter too long.
4:18: There was a serious lack of ashes in this video.
4:24: Band members too.


Sinsaenum’s EP Ashes is out on November 10th via Ear Music.

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  • Lacertilian

    TIL: The only drummer I know of in Slipknot who doesn’t exclusively hit a trash can while dressed as a dildo-nosed clown left the band.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I like Attila Csihar a lot as a vocalist but this is way too generic. And freak out/endurance type videos are rarely convincing. Drag a coffin across a windswept Icelandic coastline or gtfo.

    • GrumpDumpus

      I DUNNO THIS IS PRETTY HOT FOR A MATCHBOX 20 SONG

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    I quite like Attila, his work on Anno Domini and of course Mayhem’s DMDS is legendary and I enjoy his work with O’Malley as well. Nothing wrong with Jordison either really; no matter how you might feel about Slipknot, his skills as a drummer were always undeniable to me.
    The appearance of Daath and Dragonforce members on the other hand make my enthusiasm cool down somewhat…and lo and behold, a trip to genericness it is.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Slipknot’s current drummer performed with Bruce Springsteen at one point as his dad wasn’t able to. I saw him with them and he was great.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        A Bruce Springsteen stand-in certainly fits their current corporate cock rock image.

        • more beer

          Yea since he couldn’t hang with Madball during his brief time with them.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            The statements he made after he split with Madball felt like a rough translation of “I repeatedly soiled my pants during my time with them” to me.

          • more beer

            Yea that is a rough crowd for a spoiled rich kid to be hanging with.

        • Óðinn

          Cock rock ….or maybe bukkake rock?, depending on what’s actually going on in the photo.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9955a272c1a5921a45d1ded880251f625f846c534bc65014959d495c9ed1fd3.jpg

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

      AS FAR AS MOOZIK GOES INTRO KINDA COOL BUT AFTER THAT…..

      http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/345/121/ebb.jpg

    • ResonanceCascade

      Tormentor was a super interesting band. Holds up really well.

      But yeah, this isn’t doing it for me. Generic is right.

      • GrumpDumpus

        RECIPE FERRUM

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    RIP Tom Petty.

    • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ
    • KJM, Blood Farmer
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s far too accurate of a song for the situation.

        • KJM, Blood Farmer

          Only 2 Wilburys left now.

        • KJM, Blood Farmer

          It would seem that he’s not dead.

        • Óðinn

          Petty did Free Ballin’ with Axl Pose live back in ’89. It’s good. Some of Axl’s best Davy Jones dancing in this performance. It’ll make a daydream believer out of you. That’s for sure.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZSNcwAWj-4

    • Óðinn

      You have your finger on the pulse of popular music, JJD. Is Jason Aldeen a popular act?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        He’s bro country.

        • Óðinn

          Thanks, JJD.

    • Óðinn

      Rest in peace.

  • Oscar Aguiar

    I prefer Daath

    • Óðinn

      Give me liberty or give me Daath!

  • Kyle Reese

    needs a blair witch reference