11 Kickass Heavy Metal Videos for Halloween

Our society has turned the Halloween season into a time that's all about embracing your dark and wild side. There's countless Zombie Walks, masquerade parties, Dia de los Muertos festivals, haunted houses designed to make you fear for your life -- after all, the holiday is rooted in dedication to honoring the dead, as well as confronting the power of death.

Those themes are prevalent in the world of heavy metal, which embraces creepy imagery and the reality of humanity's violent nature. There are song lyrics circling around serial killers and violent wars, and lest we forget the entertaining and sometimes horrifying evolution of heavy metal stage shows.

And we can't forget about heavy metal being a constant musical companion to horror films -- it's almost as cliche as the girl running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. During the month of October, the television is full of bottomless horror movie marathons, reminding us yet again that heavy metal and Halloween go together as naturally as Edward and Scissorhands.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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