With every new song, Inter Arma drum up even more excitement for their forthcoming album, Sulphur English. And “Howling Lands,” with its martial drums, chugging guitars and ominous vocals, is no exception.
Its accompanying music video, which was helmed by Marcos Morales, follows a mythological descent into the “center of hell” described in the lyrics, but the song is still grounded in real-world concerns. “It’s very, very veiled, but it’s social commentary saying, ‘Hey, if you let these people walk all over you, this is what’s gonna happen. If you let your material stuff and your ego get in the way, these people will control you. You’re gonna be a pawn to these elite scum,’” vocalist Mike Paparo told Consequence of Sound, which premiered the video.