"Pierce Through the Heavens" is a song by the American alternative metal band Osmosis and the lead single from their seventh album, Soul Society; it is the quintet's very first single in history. It was released as a single on March 12, 2013. Its title is a reference to Gurren Lagann.
The track is one of five on the studio album to feature Between the Buried and Me percussionist Blake Richardson as the drummer.
Music and lyricsEdit
Stylistically speaking, "Pierce Through the Heavens" is an alternative metal song that opens with a bit of spoken word from vocalist Marco Simmer and officially starts with a progressive metal sound a la Protest the Hero. The chorus and bridge sections include elements of industrial metal overlapping a hasty structure.
The lyrics, which were written by Simmer, touch upon a group of "outcasts" who intend to take down a rather arrogant entourage, in which they are tired of being treated as if they were slaves.
The music video for Osmosis' song was released exactly twelve days after Soul Society made its way into stores and online. The video depicts the band playing the track at a barren wasteland. A group of female scene kids are surrounding them throughout the entirety and, in the process, they perform acts of self-deprecation just to add to the entertainment. On top of all of this, an enlarged (albeit terrifying) Eye of Providence rests in the background. The ghost girl who appeared in Osmosis' video for the song "I Can Fly!" levitates above the band.
The video was directed by Darren Doane.