A lightweight fanboy valentine for ostensibly heavyweight music. I know the film is very low-budget, and they probably couldn't pay for an interview with Ozzy, Lars, Joacim Cans or even Serj Tankian, but I really miss those bits from a documentary about metal. This film just underlines the fact that you are a bit different, but so are the thousand kids behind you screaming as they all reach for the stage devil horns up in the sky. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.
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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
In a systematic, well-structured manner, heavy metal's origins and history were examined, as was the disparity between its followers and detractors. Showing the closeted Rob Halford performing in full cruising gear for a rabid hetero audience was quite poignant.
I am also a lifelong head-banger. The DVD 2 disc edition is also required to get the best out of this doc. For me, it's too much about satanism, gore and torching of churches. For people not into metal, they might johrney something, and they might get their preconceived opinions about the music and it's fans adjusted just a bit.
Then he travels to places like Germany and Norway to interview people and try to find answers to some of the questions people have about metal.
Metal: A Headbanger's Journey Reviews - Metacritic
We all crank up the metal. Dio as always is kindhearted and he was emtal kind to the crew. The author declares himself a fan, visits clubs and festival, travels to get interviews and adds his personal touch to the whole story which makes it likable and well documented at the same time.
I highly recommend this documentary not only to people who love their metal, but even to people who don't. Sam mentions that, of the 15, 8 are metal bands- he mwtal miscounted. You must be a registered user to use journej IMDb rating plugin. This is no gushing fan-tribute.
I must admit that some of the humour that our predominantly metal audience felt at the posturing of the Norwegian Black Metal scene, and other parts, the rest of the audience didn't necessarily get.
I found it fascinating. It was funny in parts, interesting in parts, not overly educational but all in all just what I had wanted After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his academic eye a little closer to home and embarks on an epic journey into the heart of heavy metal. Movie Info Sam Dunn is a year-old anthropologist. It's the kind of documentary that really does work for that it's worth, but not enough hsadbangers a good thing is explored for fans.
It might even convince Tipper Gore that heavy metal thunder is all in good fun. For me, metal is not about that. Well, it is in part, but I couldn't stay objective either were I given the chance to sit down with Bruce Dickinson at the Hammersmith Odeon.
The film captured the buzz in the '80s when heavy metal became the biggest thing going. Simply, he was looking to find an answer journej why heavy metal music, and it's fans, have been stigmatized and labeled as this horrible thing in our society.
A Headbanger's Journey 8. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows neadbangers your phone or tablet! Just the fact the the trendy MTV crowd misunderstands this epic genre makes me love metal even more.
The appeal of Jokrney music has lasted longer than many careers of pop stars of today, in many ways the genre is still young, as it continues to reinvent itself and be relevant with today's times. Over all, the movie left me feeling empty and did not leave me with any substantial new knowledge I'm supposed to care that that hobbit guy invented the devil horns?
They are also not highlighted like the other metal bands sharing spots on the list.
Pages using Timeline CS1 maint: He even goes out of his way to set up a genealogical tree for metal! The relationships between heavy metal and gender, sex, headbanegrs, Satanism and violence were all covered in a most interesting and enlightening manner.
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