Metal - A Headbanger's Journey details
|Starring:||Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Rage Against The Machine, Bruce Dickinson, Rage Against the Machine, Rob Zombie, Slipknot|
Metal - A Headbanger's Journey - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Metal - A Headbanger's Journey - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Aug 2006|
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Calling all metalheads!By Howellsey from Cardiff , 26 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an excellent account of what makes (heavy) metal so vital to millions of people around the world. It is not some 'token' documentary, but told from the point of view of a true, lifelong metal fan whose passion and belief is prevalent throughout. There are bags of excellent interviews with leading figures of the scene, and it also manages to cover every derivative - from hard alternative through to black Norwegian metal - without becoming muddled.
As a lifelong (almost!) 30 year old metal fan myself, even I learned plenty about the genre and its followings. Excellently put together, with some brilliant graphics, which is used to plot parallels and the 'family tree' of sub-genres.
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If you like metal I don't think you'll learn anythingBy Axeman666 (23 reviews) from Tunbridge Wells , 15 Jun 2013I have a Physics degree but I still watch science documentaries on tv however end up frustrated as I never learn anything because it is pitched at a level way below me. Similarly with this film. For someone like me who knows all of these bands and has seen pretty much all of them live this is simply a bit of an excuse to watch a documentary on something I love however I won't learn anything. This is aimed at the general masses to try and explain the human nature history interaction and culture of metal (he is an anthropologist). If like me you want more details on genre technicalities, song construction and an insight to how they create their sound then this is not for you.
Not enough Lemmy and no AC/DCBy a customer from London , 08 Jan 2011As a rock fan, this was a really enjoyable documentary to watch with some great interviews (very touching seeing Ronnie James Dio on there). However, it made some, in my opinion, pretty shocking omissions. Not a single mention of AC/DC or Gun'n'Roses!
It focuses more on the hardcore side of metal, with an extensive section featuring Norwegian Death Metal bands. Although their links with Satanism are interesting, I felt it was going off on a tangent to the main premise of the documentary.
It would have been interesting to hear a bit more about the Midlands roots of heavy metal...and more from Lemmy, just because he's so great to listen to. You could make a documentary of equal length to this one on each strand of metal Sam Dunn identifies in his 'tree'. so perhaps this project was a little ambitious, however, if you like your rock, it's definitely worth a watch.
Great guests, crap anthropologyBy Leytonrocks (22 reviews) from London , 14 Jul 2010This was no study into HM culture - it was a documentary looking at the genres with a few serious talking heads in between a load of artists saying outsider, outsider repeat ad nausem ... I've written a few articles about metal and constantly found its populariy at odds with the popular press ... he should have hounded the anti-metal brigade to find out why they refuse to acknowledge queues around the block for most HM night in most provincial towns/cities or AC/DC only being outsold by MJ or tours that play to tens of thousands of people ... it's this magical appeal/repelling that needed looking at
Love it!By Rockinpaddy (38 reviews) from London , 15 May 2010This rockumentary captured the sights, the sounds, the smells of hard working rock bands. A good journey through happy times! I really wanted to write 'sh..t sandwich' but they can't say that can they, thats not real. Smell the glove my friends, smell the glove
AMAZING!!!By jonnysniperuk (1 review) from Burton-on-Trent , 31 Mar 2009This rockumentary gives a whole new insight into heavy metal culture! it even provided me with a new insight and i myself am a metal fan! everbody should rent this film its AMAZING!!!!!!