"Creating the video is for us a very important stage in the making of meaning in our music.
The moving image really provides a suitable medium to consolidate and crystallise the message imbued in the music and lyrics. We always create a video to accompany each song as we feel that it really completes the full picture."
- The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara, in an interview with DOPECAUSEWESAID
THE CHEFS SONG
NOTHING BUT DUST
"This pair of musical enfants terribles joyfully take the most Progressive of Metal, overlay it with thought-provoking poetry (on ‘Nothing But Dust’ this poetry is inspired by the Persian mystic Rumi, from around the 13th Century) and proceed to gloriously genre-bend their art into something truly unique.
Frankly, this is another triumph of a single from TCOMAS. I absolutely adore their unique combination of intelligence and brawn. They are proof of just how transcendent metal can be when other influences are artfully applied and music is allowed to mutate into new and interesting forms."
— Dark Juan, Ever Metal
“British poetic/alternative and progressive storytelling lords The Chronicles of Manimal and Samara (TCOMAS) premieres the music video for “Nothing But Dust”...
A high form of conceptual art, like the rest of the videos that they made.This is the point of the song, to search for your true humanity, not being blind and getting back to your own wisdom, mental state of mind and empathy towards everything around us. It is an aural and visual experience – with progressive mental divinity that never fades away.”
— Demon Reports
“With ‘Nothing But Dust’ TCOMAS continue to impress and amaze. ‘Nothing But Dust’ is yet another powerful example of a band that are on top of their game. A band that are leading the way with their creative, hard hitting music and visuals.
I cannot wait for you to see the video for ‘Nothing But Dust’, it will blow your mind. I also cannot wait for the release of their new album ‘Trust No Leaders’.”
— Pete’s Rock News and Views
"A special aural experience... on the highest level of art. Everything about the story is inspired by colors, sounds and semantics of Persian poetry and culture...
The main point of the song is searching for our souls, in this one the desert was the place to search for yourself alone – without interruption. Once again this is the progressive mental song of high quality storytelling art, that awakes mind and soul in the most noble way."
— Demon Reports