On anime music videos

I do wish that the creators of some of these anime music videos (or AMVs for short) took the meaning of the song in context. Yes, it’s arguable that the meaning is subjective but let’s not go there now. I never really had a problem with AMVs, until I saw this video for “Heaven’s Hung in Black” by W.A.S.P.

The song itself is a beautiful piece about a soldier who dies in battle, but finds that there is no room in heaven in the afterlife, because too many people are dying. It plays as a conversation between St. Peter and the dead soldier. Honestly, watching a dragon spew fire when Blackie wails “don’t you leave me to die” isn’t exactly what I had in mind. Ah well, at least I can use the video to listen to the song. But then, there’s a complete version of the song here.