Posted by Reggie
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.
Posted by Reggie
We are going to try something new at A Metal State of Mind…a video battle. If you guys and gals want to “play along” this is something we were thinking of posting weekly. Check it out!
For this week, I decided to choose similar style bands that both have new videos and also new albums. I decided to call it The Battle for Supremacy since both bands are basically at the edge of something bigger than themselves, but can’t quite seem to “get there.” Maybe Trivium has a slight edge, but they are basically in the same ballpark. The videos are Trivium’s Built to Fall and Chimaira’s Year of the Snake. If you want to play, all you have to do is watch and vote. In the next installment of Monday Metal Madness, we will announce the winner and set up a new poll and then keep it going.