It’s only fitting that this is perhaps the most thoughtful and serious examination of the world of heavy metal - after all, it was directed by Sam Dunn, a professional anthropologist. Satanism, sexism, Black Metal - it’s all here and more.
Even viewers unfamiliar with headbanging will come away with an understanding of (if not an appreciation for) the genre thanks to incisive interviews with stars such as Tony Iommi, Bruce Dickinson, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, members of Slipknot and Cannibal Corpse, among others.
Ronnie James Dio having a dig at Gene Simmons as he explains the origin of the ‘devil horns’ hand sign. (Psst! His grandmother started the whole thing.)
Don’t watch this film expecting to have your face melted - there’s little in the way of kick-ass concert footage. But if you want to explore your inner metalhead, or that of a loved one, this flick will do the trick.
It's on DVD or you can check it out on YouTube.
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