Born of Osiris Follow the Signs Music Video

Follow the Signs music video, a track from the second Born of Osiris album The Discovery which was released .in 2001  The album was produced by the band in full and features the use of 7 string guitars by them for the first time.

The video was created in 2012 and was directed by visionary film-maker Andrew Pulaski of Abstrakt Pictures production company and was shot in New York and Chicago.   Pulaski explained the video concept to HeavyBlogIsHeavy by saying:

Let me start off by saying Born Of Osiris was and always will be one of my favorite acts. Ever since Rosecrance, I immediately fell in love with the sound. The New Reign is still one of my favorite albums. I feel like they have a lot of influence to offer for upcoming acts and still hold a solid name in this disgustingly over replicated scene as they stay true to their sound.
Essentially, we travel from Earth to space and reveal an unknown dimension. One that is dynamic and free of gravity. I thought that it would be grand to use the instrumental interlude ‘The Omniscient‘ to open up the video. We reveal these beings, which I like to refer to as “Entities”. I wanted to leave the idea of them being possibly the creators of our own existence. Maybe Metatron. Maybe Shiva. Whatever the viewer wants to believe, these “Entities” hold the key to why and what our entire meaning of existence is.

As we travel back to earth we reveal a dark sanctuary with cloaked figures under the empire state building. It seems as if there is a leader of the group and they are triggering the activation of an ancient crest. As they do, we see a light beam retract from the center of it. The beam shoots up through the building into space and breaks the crystal seal located directly in the center of the dimension. It starts turning the dimension inside out. All the information and power the dimension holds drains into the dark sanctuary.

The Entities hold onto what they can as the force of the beam becomes more powerful and larger. Eventually one of the “Entities” looses grip and gets sucked in. Knowingly at this point that there is no turning back, the Entity gathers himself and thrusts down towards the sanctuary. As the Entity breaches the building, he disengages the crest. Even though this stops the dimension from being turned inside out, the cloaked figures have gained much of the power that they desired. The Entity realizes the only way to save the dimension is to sacrifice himself and reverse the crest.

The leader of the sanctuary steps forward and reveals his face. The power gathered from the dimension has turned him into something unspeakable. He morphs into his true self: a reptilian. He orders his minions to attack the being before he attempts to reverse the crest. As they dog pile on him, the crest restarts and sends the beam back up only this time giving back what has been taken. The reptilian’s lose the power they gathered from the dimension and the entity is raised back up to the heavens as if he was resurrected.

Follow the Signs Lyrics

Follow the signs

We are the victims but we are also the crime
And the only one who can judge us is the earth in time

I will show you more, a discovery
Beyond what you perceive
As you’re tangled in thought, believe
And let your soul unleash
We’re well on our way but they lead us astray
Perpetuate with distractions
As fare as we’ve made only as one we can save humanity

The absence of what you hold dear it’ll leave you stranded
Heartache will stem from fear

Ultimately the choice is up to you (the choice is up to you)
But in the end disbelief can’t be denied can not be refused

They tremble in fear in the undercover sanctuary
And the walls disguise despair in the undercover sanctuary

I will show you more, we’re uncovering
Let your soul unleash

The absence of what you hold dear it’ll leave you stranded
Heartache will stem from fear

We are the victims but we are also the crime
And the only one who can judge us is the earth in time

We are victims yet we are the crime
And the only one who can judge us is the earth

Follow the signs

Born Of Osiris - The Discovery - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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