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Reggie’s (Plantera7’s) Top 5 Videos of 2011

Videos are a great marketing tool; a way for people to see the band.  It’s hard to catch good metal on TV these days, so we tend to rely on places like YouTube to see our favorite band videos or live footage of them playing.  Personally, it has done wonders for broadening my musical horizons.  Without videos, I probably wouldn’t have found some of the music I enjoy today.

For the most part, videos are kind of cheesy.  They are often silly and do not serve the song any justice.  That’s fine, I still get to see the band and form some kind of opinion.  Other times, videos are very well done and honor the intent of the song for which the video was created.  Below are my 5 music video favorites of 2011 in no particular order.  Unlike “Best Video Countdown” you might have seen on MTV and VH1, these are my favorite videos because they are good videos, not a plug for a good song.

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Video of the Week – Twilight of the Thunder Gods

This post is coming to you late on a Friday night so it will be short and sweet. I am pretty excited that I was able to score a ticket to Amon Amarth in just a little over a week.  I had no idea they were even touring Europe so this is a  treat for me.  So, this weeks video comes from the Swedish metal masters for their song Twilight of the Thunder Gods.  It is also accompanied by their newest video Destroyer of the Universe.  Enjoy them both and have a great weekend.

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Amon Amarth, Destroyers of the Universe

Thought I’d let all you wonderful metalheads out there know that Amon Amarth has released a video for the song “Destroyers of the Universe” off the album Surtur Rising.  The video is pretty much live footage which is epic in its own right.  Check it out, and if you haven’t picked up Surtur Rising, you may want to do so, it’s awesome.  Check out Plantera’s review on it if this video doesn’t convince you.