Music videos have long been a superb way for musicians to enhance the meaning, publicity and appeal of their work. Offering boundlessly creative ways to represent a composition visually, they can even kick off the careers of countless up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

Obviously, the art form doesn’t always revolve around sunshine and rainbows; on the contrary, plenty of music videos – particularly in the realm of rock and metal – are sadistically violent and ridiculously gory.

Case in point: the following 10 picks, each of which is delightfully disturbing enough to rival the most gruesome works by today’s most depraved horror directors.

Be sure to also check out our list of NSFW sexually explicit music videos.

The Most Violent and Gory Rock + Metal Music Videos

These rock and metal music videos are sadistically violent and ridiculously gory.

The Most Sexually Explicit Rock and Metal Music Videos

Warning: These clips go to some dark and dirty places.

Head below to see some of the most sexually explicit music videos in rock and metal.

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