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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Documentary

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Balls McHoolihan, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Balls McHoolihan

    Balls McHoolihan You mean coitus?

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    Has any one seen this documentary by Sam Dunn? I recently watched it and thought it was put together really well. It brought up some great points and had some great interviews/comments about metal. It a film that people who don't understand metal and its culture can watch and actually understand, to a point, where metalheads are coming from.
     
  2. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Yes I have seen the movie. Countless times. It's absolutely wonderful.

    You should watch his mini-series 'Metal Evolution'. It's pretty sweet as well.
     
  3. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    I've watched it, it was ok.
     
  4. SomeGuyDude

    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    He's looking to make an "Extreme Metal" chapter to it, if I'm thinking of the right thing.
     
  5. Balls McHoolihan

    Balls McHoolihan You mean coitus?

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    I'd like to see that. He touched here and there on extreme metal, but I'd like to see him go more in depth.
     
  6. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    old and awesome. I have it on DVD
     
  7. Morbus616

    Morbus616 Destroyer Of Worlds

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    Own it on DVD as well. Best fucking doc ever. Everytime I watch it I just feel like going out drinking at some underground club and bang heads with some fellow metalheads.

    Definitly needs a more detailed extreme metal chapter though. I fucking love his Gaahl interview in the original doc!

    Satan :Smokedev:
     
  8. skeptik

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  9. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    ^ Nice
    I hope that gets made. I may have to watch that dvd again
     
  10. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    I really like this DVD - hope to see more from Sam. Keep flying the flag brother!
     
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    That's funny, I remember when this movie came out, it seemed like a lot of internet tough guys (this forum included) derided this movie as a complete pile of shit. I liked it however, and I do hope that the extreme metal chapter gets made.
     
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    I've seen it numerous times and I show it to all my metal buddies. Definitely a great documentary. Entertaining and informative, with stuff for both newcomers and diehard metalheads. Also some fucking great interviews, like the ones with Gaahl and Mayhem.

    Metal Evolution was a solid series, but I felt it was sorely lacking, obviously due to network intervention. Given that the most relevant things happening in metal today are mostly in extreme metal territory, it's absolutely ridiculous to completely shaft it like that in favor of episodes on grunge and such. I'm sure they felt the same way, and I hope he can make another documentary about more extreme metal with the same production values.

    His Iron Maiden tour documentary Flight 666 is great. People should totally watch that.
     
  14. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    I found the Flight 666 doco pretty boring.
     
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    It's definitely just for Maiden diehards, and I think you kinda have to have seen them live to truly get it.
     
  16. Avigrus

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    Any other good metal doco's that people can recommend?

    Are there any death metal docos? I know there are a couple of black metal ones out.. there was one released recently that was pretty good - forget the name.
     
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    There are some old ones that you can find on youtube, though I don't recall the name.

    If you like Iron Maiden, the documentary on The Early Years DVD or whatever it's called is very well done. The documentary on At the Gates' The Flames of the End is also good, though not great.
     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    "Until the Light Takes Us". It focuses mostly on Frost, Fenriz, and Varg, but it's DAMN well done.
     
  19. Avigrus

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    Yer, that's the one that I saw. Was pretty good.
     
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    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    I thought the Pentagram documentary that came out a couple of months ago was good.
     

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