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Heavy Metal: Louder Than Life (2006)

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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Covers a lot of history
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this film! It covers a lot of history of Heavy Metal music. From its earliest influences to the latests incarnations today.Contains interviews from artists not heard from often and that was refreshing to see. Some of the stories these guys tell, esp about their own early days are fascinating and funny as hell!

Gives a good overview of the history of metal and I would recommend this to those who are long time fans or to those who are newcomers or even to those who are not fans at all but are just interested in Metal as a social phenomena would find this interesting.

Hell, I wish this DVD had even more to see on it, and it contains a lot!


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