Thursday, 1 December 2011

KM - Industrial Metal Videos

Godflesh - Slavestate

This godflesh video is a concept video which contains no straightforward narrative, and limited performance. The whole video is psychedelic abstract imagery, with only a few shots of the actual band members, as well as individual body parts, like an eye and a hand.

Nine Inch Nails - Closer

This Nine Inch Nails song kicks off with a shot off a heart, connected to wires, on a chair, this disturbing image is typical of videos of this genre, an interesting effect that features is that it is edited to look like it was filmed using very old cameras, as the video contains 'cigarette burns'. Lots of conceptual images are shown in frequently throughout the video, such as the woman posing wearing black boots with a black mask at 2:03.

Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar

This video mainly consists of live, concert performance footage of Manson, with Nazism references clear from the start, this very daring and controversial idea signifies the industrial metal genre, as disturbing themes like this are often used, all the band members are wearing very dark clothing, which is also typical of the genre.

Ministry - No W

This video features outdoor live performance footage, and repeated negative references to George Bush, this anti government, punkish attitude is something that features often in Industrial metal videos, such as Rammestein's Amerika. The video also makes full use of multiple video layers, and black bordered shots of the vocalist appear frequently.

Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

The video starts with an out of focus shot, which is something that I have noticed to be a common type shot in NIN videos, such as The Hans That Feeds, on which I have previously blogged, another feature that appears often in NIN videos is the use of abstract, conceptual imagery, such as the man with silver face paint on, who's rotating head keeps being cut to from 1:50 - 1:53.

1 comment:

  1. I've spoken to harry and kyle: all three of you need to to evidence examining ten examples from the genre and your own individual summaries of the conventions of industrial vids for monday; you should then combine as a group to produce a vodcast, using some of the stills generated from your analyses and/or actual clips from vids
    you could also collaborate on an annotated vid: pick one all 3 agree is very typical and add your own annotations (once you have the file to upload)


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