Ah, commercials, the toxic run-off of the entertainment industry. Any metalhead worth their salt is suspicious and dismissive of these flashy vignettes designed to sell us shit we don’t need, in part because they often seem aimed at the most idiotic, complacent members of polite society. That makes sense – blastbeats and burning churches will never flip Old Navy cargo shorts to soccer moms. And yet every so often, advertisers decide that they want that metalhead money, and create TV commercials geared towards your everyday satanic rocker.
These ads are, for the most part, pretty lame, whether they use metal as an ironic gag or include actually decent music. But no matter how firmly you wear your They Live glasses, you have to admit that many of these metal-themed TV spots are actually kind of fun and well-made. Hell, some even feel like an actual metalhead was behind them.
Here, for your easy reference, is a ranking of the ten most metal TV commercials. NOW GO BUY SOMETHING!