If you like metal music videos, this article is for you! We’ve listed the best ones on the web in no particular order, but we have some of our favorites. Here are five of the best: Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” Mastodon’s “Roll the Bones,” Mashuggah’s (“Rap Skeleton”), Iron Maiden’s (“Meat Sandwich”), and more.
Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”
Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” a popular 1992 song, is getting a new music video. It features more footage of the band playing the song. The band celebrates its 30th anniversary since the Black Album’s release and regularly releases new content. This new video was remastered for this occasion and is worth checking out. Here are some of the highlights:
The video’s imagery follows the lyrics. The song is a twisted retelling of a child’s nightmares, accompanied by the band playing the song. The video depicts the child drowning, falling from a building, being hit by a truck, and being watched by an older man. The music video won Best Hard Rock Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
The lyrics of “Enter Sandman” were written by James Hetfield in 1991 and were about the destructive effects of a child’s death in a crib. The songs were initially meant to disrupt the perfect family unit, but Metallica stuck to the band’s rule that “no one can comment on other people’s stuff.” However, the band had to draw a line regarding such an intensely commercial song.
The latest music video for “Enter Sandman” from Metallica is a stunning piece of art. The video features the band’s new version of the song featured on the Metallica Blacklist compilation. The song captures the classic sound of the song perfectly, and the guitarist’s solo lays it on a spooky backdrop. The song’s music video features eerie images like zombie hands and skull-lined Paris catacombs.
Mastodon’s “Roll the Bones”
The band was formed in Atlanta in 2000. The band features bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor. The group is known for its progressive concepts, unique instrumentation, and constantly-changing sound. In 2003, the band toured Europe with High on Fire. In the years since Mastodon has continued to grow its fan base and influence.
The band’s vocals on this new record are more natural, a continuation of Presto’s more natural vocal approach. Lyrical lines are less thought out than before, sounding more like semi-improvised vocal lines. The band also features synthesizers, which surprisingly had minimal influence on Presto. As a result, the band sounds more like an out-and-out rock band.
In Mastodon’s “Roll the Bones,” singer Brian Higgins sings about the animal that savages once hunted. This apocalyptic beast was so huge that it resembled a modern-day tiger. These giants lived in herds and probably hunted bison for food. They fed on a mixed diet and probably grazed more than they hunted.
Researchers have discovered that humans hunted the Mastodon on the Northwest Coast about a thousand years before Clovis, the first archaeological culture of the Americas. This finding changes how we view first-peopling, the roots of NW Coast archaeology, and the presence of the ancient Salish Sea. It also changes the way we think about our present-day Salish Sea presence.
Those who know Rush have probably heard Rush’s acclaimed Presto album. The band initially planned to release an instrumental on each album, but Geddy’s lyrics turned it into “Hand Over Fist.” Compared to the album’s impossible polish and sheen, Roll the Bones dials down the brilliance of Presto and brings back the jaggedness. Yet, the band’s pop songcraft remains intact.
Iron Maiden’s “Meat Sandwich”
Iron Maiden was one of the most influential bands of the NWOBHM. The band began recording covers as B-sides for their singles as early as 1983. They paid homage to their influences with reinterpreted versions of classic ’70s hard rock and prog songs. The band continued to record covers for the next twenty-five years. Here’s how to hear the “Meat Sandwich” cover.