It’s another edition of the best music videos. We’re focusing today on heavy metal music tunes. I love watching videos for songs.
I feel like it adds a whole other layer to what the song is about or the whole mood of the track in general. Sometimes a live performance is all a video needs to get you pumped and whip you up into a frenzy.
Other times, it’s about creating a story or using cool effects and imagery. Either way, an interesting and captivating music video can make you fall in love with an artist or song all over again. Although I will admit – there have been a handful of times where I thought I liked a song and then when I saw the video, I didn’t appreciate it as much. But I think those instances are far and few between.
Since the dawn of MTV (and even before with promo videos) bands have been trying to find new ways to tell a story, connect with their audience, or get their song out to the masses in a unique and exciting way.
Different directors have become synonymous with creating awe-inspiring video masterpieces, while some bands take on the entire challenge themselves. From writing and storyboarding to executing the entire direction of a video. That sounds like a daunting challenge, to say the least!
I think the best videos, balance performance footage, with a story and of course some cool visual aspects that make you say “Wow!” Not an easy feat to accomplish, but when pulled off correctly, it can really catapult a song to that next level!
Over the years there have been a number of interesting videos that make you want to re-watch them right away. But today we’ll focus on some great metal tunes and their accompanying music videos to show you how cool the medium can be.