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The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. ... See full summary »


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The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. These bands helped ignite local scenes in Los Angeles, the Bay area of California and New York City, which helped fuel a worldwide thrash metal movement. By the dawn of the 1990's, thrash bands had gone from playing backyard barbeque parties to headlining arenas and Metallica were on their way to becoming one of the biggest metal acts of all time. But as legions of headbanging, stage diving and moshing metalheads were flocking to see their favorite bands, the tides had begun to change. In the early 1990's, a changing musical landscape sent thrash spiraling back into the underground. Some of the musicians passed away, some returned to their day jobs and some bands broke up. While the music lived on, the scene was forever changed. Get Thrashed traces the rise, fall and impact of thrash metal; from its ... Written by unknown

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Awesome Documentary!
22 February 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I waited for GET THRASHED for almost 4 years and it did not disappoint! It's the most comprehensive and complete documentary you'll ever see. It's well structured and conclusive, unlike the mediocre American HARDCORE documentary, where all you see are random interviews. Obviously the main bands here are the so-called "Big Four": METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH. Some idiot here said that ANTHRAX did not deserve to be on the "top four", but whether you think they were a joke band or that they sucked, then you must be a retard. They were a balls out thrash band that maybe flirted too much with their light hearted side. Remember that 99% percent of all thrash bands tried to look and sound meaner than everyone else, so seeing a "different" kind of thrash band was a welcomed change. The fact that their creativity waned as they marched into the the 90's is not debatable. During their peak (1987, when "Among The Living" was released), ANTHRAX was awesome. I think the top 4 bands were "TOPs" because of their influence AND record sales. They were among the very first thrash bands hence their influence can be seen and heard in countless of other bands. Who can forget TESTAMENT's "Practice What You Preach" era, when they wanted to be the "next" METALLICA. You had Chuck Billy trying to sing like Hetfield and the band slowed down their thrash. I loved them, but they were obviously very inspired by METALLICA. And SLAYER? All those endless death and black metal bands, where would they be without the mighty SLAYER? Anyway, back to the documentary. You get to see interviews by some of the era's key players like Gary Holt, Sean Killian, Lars Ulrich, Jon Zazula, Scott Ian, Kirk Hammett, Mille Petrozza, Brian Slagel, Tom Angelripper, Frank Bello, etc. It's interesting to see how Lars has come full circle. I remember back in the day, reading interviews with him in magazines and how he vehemently denied the fact that METALLICA was a thrash band. He went out of his way to avoid being "lumped" with "those" other bands. It's ironic that he now embraces the genre whole heartedly. Writer Ian Christie gives some spot on commentaries about thrash bands worldwide in the DVD extras, mentioning other major players like SODOM, DESTRUCTION, KREATOR, ARTILLERY and even obscure bands like MORSURE, WEHRMACHT and Japan's S.O.B.! Although it's impossible to mention every single band from the era, I particularly missed SACRILEGE B.C. from the bay area, HEATHEN, also from the bay area, with their TESTAMENT/METALLICA thrash vibe. Very little is said about one of Germany's most enduring and loved thrash bands, TANKARD. Unlike DESTRUCTION, they have never broken up and still tour regularly. It was also nice to see and hear HIRAX's Katon DePena's commentaries. Bobby Blitz and Rat Skates from OVERKILL also make some significant contributions to GET THRASHED. For guys like me who truly were into this stuff back in the day, GET THRASHED is pure gold, a priceless time capsule that will bring forth good memories of an era that won't ever repeat itself. Hell, even my band's first demo managed to sneak in there! Don't have a clue who got it, but that really made my day, hahaha!!! Buy GET THRASHED or prepare to get thrashed!!!

Fedor8, I'm surprised you know about thrash, having seen you pussy music list from Serbia, it's a wonder you have the time to listen to REAL music, not faggoty crap!

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