Denver melodic death metal outfit Nightwraith premiere video for “Beguiler”

Photo credit: Holden Kudla

Denver, Colorado-based melodic death metal outfit NIGHTWRAITH today reveals their performance video for “Beguiler.” The track comes off the band’s Offering full-length, released in March via Reaping Scythe Records!

A sonic experience that is at once aggressive and textural, the songwriting on Offering is deliberate, concise, and thoughtful, while remaining heavy enough to please the death metal audience for which it was intended. Pulling inspiration from a wide array of bands and genres, NIGHTWRAITH has been refined into something truly unique. “It’s like we took all the heavy parts from bands like Carcass and Enslaved and combined it with the warmth of classic bands like Thin Lizzy and Blue Oyster Cult,” explains founding member Benjamin Pitts. “It has been really fun inserting rock guitar and organ tones into a genre that typically avoids these types of sounds.”

“I’m thrilled that we were able to make this video for ‘Beguiler’ because we love the song and wanted to capture a proper live presentation of it,” notes Pitts of today’s video release. “The footage was taken from the album release show for Offering, so there is great energy. ‘Beguiler’ has many components that flow together in an impactful way. It begins with harmonized clean guitars and shoots right into the chorus, which has been described as an ‘evil Beatles’ sounding progression. The verses are a bit heavier and are reminiscent of a Dethklok-esque gallop. The bridge contains one of our favorite sections to play, which is an ascending diminished riff that resolves with some neo-classical harmonies. Finally, the song closes with a heavy version of the intro which has a symphonic quality to it and is perfect headbanging material!

“I’m really glad we were able to present some live content because it contains a certain energy which can be difficult to capture on record,” he continues. “For example, our drummer used to play to a click during live shows but eventually realized that being locked to a tempo can be constraining. We began to trust our internal meters and noticed that our live sound improved because we could fluctuate the tempo, giving the songs a more natural feel. This footage was taken on March 18th of this year at the Hi-Dive in Denver by DunFurFun productions. We also have to give a shout-out to Kim Baxter for the live mix and James Freeman for capturing the room sound.”



Nightwraith - Offering