Hey folks, happy new year! Today I’m going to divert from posting my art to acknowledge some great music videos that I obsessed over last year… and am still obsessing over.
First up is Missy Elliot’s video for Where They From. Before this song was released, Missy was absent from the hip-hop scene for around seven years. I grew up listening and dancing alone in my room to her music, so I lost it when I learned she released a single.
There are so many great things about this video: the inclusion of youth and people of different backgrounds, the dancing and choreography, the styling, and the kick-ass marionettes. It’s so visually appealing. I think I’ve watched it at least 50 times.
Next is Enforcer’s video Destroyer from their full-length album From Beyond. This Swedish speed metal band is a total nostalgic blast from the past. They have a big part in the speed metal revival, and I’m 100% into it. Studs and leather, high pitched screams, and bangin’ riffs? YES PLEASE.
Another note-worthy video that came out was Abbath’s Warriors. It’s fairly simple but important to include since it’s one of the first videos he has released since departing from Immortal. It’s pretty cheesy, but he’s honestly one of my heros. His tongue-in-cheek attitude toward black metal, and his ability to play the guitar are both entertaining and admirable.
Finally, there is Gruesome’s Savage Land, which is definitely NSFW. It’s the first and only video they’ve released since forming in 2014. If you’re into death metal, blood, gore, and cannibalism, this is right up your alley.
Were there any music videos from last year that you were really into? Let me know in the comments!