It was the posting of a Candlemass video earlier in the week that got me thinking: while on the subject, is "Bewitched" really the worst metal video of all time? Surely, I could come up with some rivals.
So I took a little time when I probably should have been working on something else, and came up with the short list of the following (awesomely) awful metal music videos. Keep in mind, it's easy to make a crappy video. It's easy to make a boring video. It is much more complicated and laced with sheer unadulterated luck to make a video so awfully dated and hokey and foolish as to be memorable. So, without further introduction, here are the finalists:
Dio's "Rainbow in the Dark"
The Scorpions' "Rhythm of Love"
And my personal favorite, Grim Reaper's "Fear No Evil"
(By the way, honorable mention to Accept's "Balls to the Wall.")
So honestly, vote early for your favorite, and vote often. Also, I'm sure I've left out a few quality entrants. But these are the ones I came up with as candidates for "Most (Awesomely) Awful Metal Video."