Mike Anthony

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Musician Dave Mustaine attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for NARAS )

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.


    It’s Dave Mustaine talking to himself….or rather many versions of himself that seem to be trapped inside his head. It works really well with the lyrics of the song which in the verses are almost spoken.


    It’s one of the big four playing in the pyramids in Egypt. Very ambitious and really cool to watch, it’s a great outing for the first video endeavor.


    Not sure what this one’s about, but man is it captivating. From the blue hue to limbs falling off the characters, it’s definitely one that sticks with you after you watch it.


    Ronnie James Dio with a sword and a creepy trio of rec-cloaked individuals.  It’s an odd, creepy video that is so metal it hurts!


    Trent Reznor’s gone insane! LOL, It’s an ambitious video with a lot of intriguing and almost off-putting imagery.  Somehow it fits perfectly with the lyrics of the song though.

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