Some of the more odd / better music videos I’ve happened across. A lot of these were released within the last 3 years and are a fairly good indication of videos within metal (and industrial and Primus…).
Mastodon – This video sparked a lot of talk because it uses imagery not usually associated with rock and metal, namely twerking.
Devil Wears Prada – Nice use of puppets, also a bit different.
Every time i die – just a big dumb video of a band having fun. kinda cool. not very original.
Behemoth – Lots of dark imagery. More conceptual than full on performance.
Rivers of Nihil – Tech Death metal, a bit of a change from the usual performance video. Although it does still sit in the ‘standard band in wasteland/decrepit house/warehouse’ arena.
Animation this time. Looks like lots of After Effects.
Very typical performance + epic narrative going on here
Slayer – going for a very filmic narrative here. plus the usual performance stuff.
Not a known band at all, but I thought the data mashing was kind of cool.
Marilyn Manson’s comeback. slightly odd, almost pop video, with no musicians really, only writhing women and CG. and Manson.
Sikth – Mikee (the singer) did this video. seems mainly to be after effects, but it’s good to see something a little different.
Clutch – using humour and narrative (as the song does).
Apparently quite a respected video. a lot of the animation is pretty good and obviously a lot of work has gone into it.
Parkway Drive – Actually a very typical video.
Pantera – (1994) considered a bit of a classic performance video. Almost used as a jumping off point for the Martyrdom video.
Slipknot – another classic performance video that sparked millions of ‘play in a house being ripped apart by fans’ style videos.
Really dark and violent imagery suits Dillinger’s style here.
Skinny Puppy – a seminal industrial band. I only like this album though. And this video, although old, is a great example of giving the audience something they didn’t realise they wanted. Goths breakdancing.