Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Video for All Nightmare Long

While some people listen to this song and see images of frightened peasants running from armed men on horseback, others see Soviet-controlled zombie invasion taking out 1970s America. As Axl Rosenberg points out, the pacing on the video doesn't quite work with the song - changing images sync up with the beat, but there's an additional length of footage on both ends of the video that doesn't make any sense - but it does tell a story, which is - in my not so humble opinion - a prerequisite for a good video. Well done, Metallica: I'd much rather see a director's visualization of a song's topic than some musicians lip synching in some moodily-lit warehouse.

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