Okay. So here are two recent fantasy-themed metal videos by two very different metal bands, both of whom I really like.
Exhibit A: Polish purveyors of power metal Pathfinder:
Comments: Whoa, budget. Nice almost lesbian kiss for the fan-service portion of the video. Nice windmill headbanging. How much does this band shred? This band actually has lines in their songs like “Humans, Dwarves and Elves, establish here the united kingdom.” Are they named after the RPG? One can only hope. Mascara budget was through the roof. And, last but not least… TO BE CONTINUED!!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO GIRL IN WHITE!!!!
Exhibit B: America’s own kings of Sabbath-worship, The Sword:
Comments: I’m glad The Sword continues to embrace how 70s they are. Holy shit… I just realized they’re the heroes in their own video trilogy. That’s pretty ballsy considering they just look like a bunch of stoner dudes. Whoa, less budget. I can’t decide how I feel about the fact that this video is mostly just them wandering around nonchalantly stabbing witches. I think we need a showdown between the scantily clad evil women in this video and the scantily clad evil women in the other video. The red screen thing looked pretty cool. Obi-Wan Kenobi has really let himself go, apparently.
While I find both videos to be so ridiculous as to be almost beyond parody, I still can’t
stop watching and loving them. Discuss.