The Top 10 Best Animated Metal Videos of 2014

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In 2014, many metal bands released animated music videos that were simply mind-blowing. Here are the top 10 best animated metal videos of 2014.


In 2014, there were some truly amazing animated metal videos released. Here are our picks for the 10 best of the year.

“The Call of the Mountains” by Eluveitie

Eluveitie is a Swiss Celtic metal band that was founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. The band’s name comes from the Gaulish language and means “helvetian tribe”. Eluveitie uses both traditional instruments and metal instruments in their music.

The music video for “The Call of the Mountains” was released in August 2014 and was animated by Zlattenfeld. The video tells the story of a man who goes on a journey to find his true self. The video is very well done and the animation is great.

“The Devil’s Tears” by Motionless in White

“The Devil’s Tears” is a song by American metalcore band Motionless in White. It was released on September 30, 2014 as the lead single from the band’s third studio album, Reincarnate. The song was written by the band’s frontman Chris Motionless and produced by Josh Wilbur.

The song received positive reviews from critics, with many praising the animation in the music video. The video was directed by Jeremy Danger and Tim Seasons of Synesthetic Studios. It featuresMotionless in White performing in a dark room with animated objects and creatures floating around them.

“The Devil’s Tears” peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, making it the band’s highest charting single to date.

“TesseracT” by Altered State

Altered State is the second studio album by British progressive metal band TesseracT. It was released on 28 May 2013 through Century Media Records. Like their debut studio album, One, Altered State was produced by the band themselves and Acle Kahney.

The lead single from the album, “Of Matter – Proxy”, was made available for streaming on 31 January 2013. A second song from the album, “Of Matter – Renegade”, was released as a single on 18 April 2013. The official music video for the song was released on 21 May 2013. Altered State peaked at number 32 on the Billboard 200, making it TesseracT’s highest charting album in the United States to date.

“TesseracT” is a song by British progressive metal band TesseracT. It was released as a single on 28 May 2013 through Century Media Records. The song is taken from the band’s second studio album, Altered State (2013).

The music video for “TesseracT” was directed by Tim Hanson and premiered on 21 May 2013. The video features computer-generated imagery of various geometric structures interacting with each other.

“The Last of the Real” by Iced Earth

Iced Earth’s “The Last of the Real” is a powerful metal anthem with a message that resonates strongly in today’s society. The song is about standing up for what you believe in, and not backing down in the face of adversity. The animated video perfectly captures the energy and intensity of the song, and features some very impressive animation work.

“The Human Contradiction” by Delain

Delain’s “The Human Contradiction” is a perfect example of what can be done with animation and metal. The video tells the story of a man who is losing his mind, and the only thing that can save him is to find a woman who can help him remember who he is. The video is incredibly well-done, and the song is catchy and metal as hell.

“The World Is Yours” by Dream Theater

In 2014, Dream Theater released their thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing. To support the release, they launched a World Tour in 2016. “The World Is Yours” was the first single off The Astonishing, and the music video received critical acclaim.

The video is a 2D animated piece that tells the story of a young girl named Dalia who discovers her world is not as it seems. The video is visually stunning and the use of metal music helps to create an intense and dark atmosphere.

“The Way of All Flesh” by Devin Townsend

“The Way of All Flesh” by Devin Townsend is a great example of an animated metal video. The video was animated by Zeddie Pitstick and released in 2014. It tells the story of a man who is resurrected by a mad scientist and then slowly realizes that he is in fact a zombie. The video is very well done and features some excellent animation and metal music.

“The Weight of Oceans” by Insomnium

“The Weight of Oceans” by Insomnium is a beautiful, melancholic song about struggling under the weight of the world. The animated music video does an excellent job of conveying the song’s message visually. The video features a man slowly sinking into the ocean, his body becoming bloated and covered in barnacles and sea creatures. As he sinks, he reflects on his life and all of the things that he’s done wrong. The video ends with the man accepting his death and finally sinking into the depths of the ocean.”

The animation in “The Weight of Oceans” is absolutely stunning, and it perfectly complements the emotionally powerful song. It’s one of the best metal videos of 2014, and it’s definitely worth watching.”

“The Unforgiving” by Within Temptation

The Unforgiving is a concept album by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation, released on March 30, 2011, in Europe and April 5 in North America. It is the band’s fifth studio album and follows their 2007 release, The Heart of Everything. The album was produced by Daniel Gibson and features guest appearances from Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Keith Caputo of Life of Agony, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, Doug Robb of Hoobastank, Tim Kasher of Cursive, and Chris Motionless of Motionless in White.

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