I just love this one. The music is so powerful, and it fits the visuals so well. Sometimes I get the urge to watch this one just to get excited about something. Even though the music of the original is good, this version just works so much better.
This has been my go-to Slipknot song for the past 17 years, so I really wanted to find a video for it. After testing out a few random others, I stumbled upon this one from Riot Games. Though the song wasn’t written with this concept in mind, some of the lyrics are serendipitously perfect. The whole video is about the protagonist dealing with the illusions in its mind, so the line “is it a dream or a memory” takes on an almost literal meaning. And let’s not forget the fact that the animation is computer generated while he’s saying, “Everything is 3D blasphemy.” But what really seals this video for me is the action at the end, when the song shifts into its final form (so to speak). Makes me wish this video was twice as long.
At the time I decided to create this video, it was during the lead-up to the 2015 League of Legends World Championship. The previous year’s tournament had a music video and theme song that was really memorable. This year, for some reason, they had a theme song but no video for it. So made one. I used the video from the previous year and set it to this year’s theme.
The tragic fall of Shurima was nothing compared to the tragedy of its rise from the grave.
This was my very first mashterpiece, which has been a hobby* of mine for the past few years. At the time, I was just immersed in League of Legends because we were traveling around with Strawburry17 for our series Unlocked. It wasn’t until after I completed this video that I realized this could become a regular thing. I definitely didn’t expect it to grow into a full-blown obsession.