So there I was, hanging out on the internet and minding my own business, when this music video dropped in my lap. It was created by a metal band called "Alternate Reality". It's for a song called "The King That Never Was" and it involves Arthurian legend, swordplay, and some serious costumery.
"Okay," I thought. "I like fantasy. I like metal. I will watch this. How bad can it be?"
In fact, it is amazingly bad. Its badness is the stuff of immediate legend. It is so bad that it comes all the way around and becomes good, then rams its way back into wretchedness before emerging from its own wreckage like some sort of phoenix. It is so incredible it makes me want to never play guitar again. It is so terrible it makes me want to never play guitar again.
In all seriousness: Bravo to you, Alternate Reality, for believing in something so hard and for somehow putting together the budget to make this video. It's goofy, it's ridiculous and I genuinely love it.
Now please, can someone make a machinima version of this video set in Skyrim?