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The Doom Doc (2017)

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Made on a crowd-funded, shoestring budget, The Doom Doc offers a visceral, immersive look into a hazy black hole that lies at one extreme of the musical spectrum.

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Connor Matheson
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Credited cast:
Joe E. Allen Joe E. Allen ... Himself
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Himself
Bill Ward Bill Ward ... Himself
Kirk Windstein Kirk Windstein ... Himself
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Doom is a style of heavy metal that's all about crushing riffs played at sluggish tempos through huge amps, and the foundations of the genre were laid on Black Sabbath's debut album in 1970. Doom's experienced a resurgence in popularity of late, and in this documentary, local filmmaker, Connor Matheson follows the story of Holy Spider Promotions. They're a DIY collective who put on doom gigs in Sheffield but they're constantly up against it, vying for space and attention on behalf of an extreme and polarising form of music. Through the lens of doom the film explores issues such as drug use, mental health and gentrification, and Connor speaks with luminaries from the scene, including Bill Ward (original drummer of Black Sabbath) and members of Conan, Crowbar and Primitive Man.

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An Extreme Film About Extreme Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2017 (UK) See more »

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£2,500 (estimated)
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Masters of Reality
8 October 2018 | by Screen_O_GenicSee all my reviews

Well-done documentary on the current scene in Sheffield, England of one of the greatest and most compelling genres in music.


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