Love the song, and there's some really cool shots here. I generally prefer videos with shots of the band playing, but this is pretty well done.
That's funny, I'm the exact opposite. I feel like bands pretending to play over the studio versions of their songs is a cop out and has become a cliche for music videos. It's so overdone! Music videos should be a chance for artists to create a visual accompaniment to go along with their music. While that is a broad statement I love watching music videos that are more creative, interesting, and fun to watch. I also believe if you have the RIGHT music video it can make the song that much better, check out Affiance's Call To The Warrior, that song is 10x better with the music video