There's no doubt that heavy music lends itself well to the creation of some seriously awesome music videos. These are just a few of our favourites!
Slipknot - Duality
Slipknot's 2004 classic Duality is certainly one of the most chaotic music videos you'll ever see. It begins with a horde of crazed fans charging at what appears to be an abandoned house - where Slipknot just happen to be having a jam - who then proceed to trash the places, coming through the windows, walls and even tearing through the ceiling!
Metallica - One
If you feel claustrophobic, you should probably skip this one. The film clip uses snippets of Dalton Trumbo’s 1971 anti-war film Johnny Got His Gun, a story about a young man who loses all his limbs, sight, hearing and power of speech during WW1. Lying helpless and wanting to die, he manages to convince a nurse through morse-code to end his miserable life. Fucking heavy.
Dethklok - Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
Metalocalypse is practically one big music video, but this song makes us laugh, especially when having that Monday morning coffee. This parody of metal culture encompasses everything brutal about the genre, in a violent, black comedy kind of way. Pour yourself a brew, smack this one into your head and scream for your cream.
At Dawn’s First Light - Amon Amarth
There’s no denying Amon Amarth’s affiliation with Viking stories, even incorporating sword-wielding warriors in their live shows. Caught in the crossfire of the sacking of a village, this music video looks more like an episode of ‘Vikings’ than it does a film clip. Violence, metal and axes (of both kinds).. whats not to love?
Tool - Stinkfist
This absolute gem is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. It was directed by Tool’s guitarist Adam Jones using stop-motion animation techniques. The music video was played on MTV re-titled as ‘Track #1’, because apparently ‘Stinkfist’ was far too obscene for the public. The video was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. It has topped numerous lists for ‘most fucked up music video’, and all these years later still packs a punch.