As a fierce, cold land of rippling muscles and town guards who speak like Col. John Matrix, Skyrim has always struck me as a kind of ancestral home for hard rock, much in the same way Iceland is where the Supreme Council of Metal is seated. That makes this rock remix of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim especially appropriate.

The video's purpose is, essentially, the music, and if you want only that, run go get it here. But check out the dual wield swords on the back of the drummer, Paul Attanasio. Rawk!!!! /devil horns

Also credited in this performance: Matthew Pegoli, guitar; Jimit Gandhi, bass. Original music by Jeremy Soule for Bethesda Game Studios.