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Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life (2006)

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This documentary is a considered look at the continuing story of Metal, in the words of the people that make it, live it, breathe it and keep it vital. The Bands. The Fans, The Producers, ... See full summary »

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This documentary is a considered look at the continuing story of Metal, in the words of the people that make it, live it, breathe it and keep it vital. The Bands. The Fans, The Producers, The Industry and The Journalists. What makes it tick, why nothing else can touch it for power, emotion and longevity, why it's misunderstood, why it doesn't care, how it continues to upset the establishment, how it manipulates the media, the positivity, and the way it has forced it's iconography and ethos deep into an unsuspecting and unwilling mainstream.Metal is a documentary that looks at what made Metal, how it grew and how it has transcended fashion, misunderstanding, ridicule and ignorance. Metal is a journey into the psyche of the genre, the sounds, the sights and the smells. While not underestimating it's cultural significance, it's financial power or it's pioneering creativity, it's a film that shows the humour and intelligence as well as the excitement and the primal power. Metal is a film ... Written by Jim Parsons

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Cliché and Ignorant
20 January 2007 | by (Vietnam) – See all my reviews

The only extreme bands mentioned in the film are Napalm Death and Arch Enemy.

What about Prog Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Doom Metal,...

There are very few people and they have to talk a lot from the first to the last second. Why don't they interview more people?

I also think bands like Twisted Sister are overrated and the man appear on every Metal documentary I've watched.

OK you don't need to list all kinds of Metal but such a short duration of Extreme Metal will do no good to the new generation of Metal fans.

You'd better watch Metal - A Headbanger's Journey, that film is what I call the best Heavy Metal documentary ever.


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