UG readers voted for some videos so grim that we didn't want to post them all! Find out what they were in our festive top 10.
Posted on Oct 31, 2012 03:07 pm
*WARNING: Gory trailers ahead. Proceed with caution!*
On Monday we asked you to nominate and vote for the scariest music videos you've ever seen.To be honest, it was a grim article to put together. One video in particular was so bad that it didn't seem appropriate to put on this page.Some videos were great examples of visual storytelling with a creepy twist, and others are just awesome songs worth hearing again. UG readers did a great job on this one.This post comes with a warning, though - there's some really unpleasant footage on this page. Give it a miss if you're a bit squeamish.Otherwise, turn up the volume and enjoy your Halloween!
10. Queens Of The Stone Age "Sick, Sick, Sick"
A tale of feeding, overeating and cannibalism in this Foo Fighters-esque track from QOTSA.
09. Mr. Bungle "Pink Cigarette"
Is anything creepier than a dude who smears lipstick all around his face? It doesn't end well for the deluded lead character who thinks he's playing a part in a magical love story.
08. Metallica "One"
Medical archive footage sets the tone for one of Metallica's darkest ever videos.
07. Dir En Grey "Obscure"
It's as if the cast of "The Ring" got bored and started a metal band. Cheap thrills throughout, but still quite unpleasant.
06. Buckethead & Serj Tankian "We Are One"
Buckethead collects roadkill to build an animatronic army. I think. It's still not clear and I've watched it twice.
05. Aphex Twin "Come to Daddy"
Aphex Twin wanted to challenge rock's concept of 'heavy' music, and this was the result. Let's be honest, nothing is scarier than a world where everyone looks like Richard D. James.
This video is so grim that it probably isn't worth putting straight on this site. A YouTube search simply yields results for people reacting to the video in disgust, like a metal version of "2 girls 1 cup". It's probably best that we just link to it and warn you to stay the hell away.
03. Rammstein "Mein Teil"
Rammstein's first single had a suitably weird video, but to be honest the scariest thing is the singing. No one likes being shouted at in German.
02. Meshuggah "Bleed"
The protagonist becomes some sort of chained-up puppet, in an attempt to look as frightening as the bone-crushing music.
01. Tool "Sober"
An all-time classic. This was the first time guitarist Adam Jones applied his skills from working in Hollywood special effects on their videos. The lonely lead character discovers a Pandora's box, and is disturbed by its contents and the effects that opening it has... but at the end, the box is empty. What does it mean?
That's the end of our roundup of the scariest music videos. If you think a spooky delight was wrongly missed out, post it in the comments for other readers to enjoy over the holiday.Thanks for voting, and remember to check out the alternative list too. Happy Halloween!