French melodic death metallers Akiavel unveil a music video for “Lady Of Death” off of their new album “Væ Victis”. Watch it below.
“Lady Of Death” is taken from Akiavel’s second album titled “Væ Victis”, a follow-up to 2020’s debut “V”. This concept album delves into the darkest parts of the human psyche and explores the depths of depravity of the most monstrous humans: serial killers. Further evolving their sound, Akiavel takes a radical approach to their musical assault, fully immersing the listener in the dark and twisted affair. “Væ Victis” embodies the word “death,” putting forth an intrusive battery of blistering guitars, pummeling drums, and scathing vocals that culminates in one of the most robust death metal records the genre has seen yet. The song tells a story of an American serial killer and prostitute Aileen Wuornos, who murdered seven men between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them.
Vocalist Auré on the track: “’Lady of Death’ is a song about Aileen Wuornos. I absolutely wanted to put her on our album because I find her fascinating. I have studied her story a lot; I have a lot of compassion for her despite the fact that she has murdered people. That’s why the text isn’t very violent or bloody, it’s more based on how she feels. She had a lot of suffering in her. For the video clip we got closer to her psychological state. That’s why we chose the actress who clearly embodied her conscience and the struggle within her.”