Metal 101

VH1 is running  a multi-part series about Metal called, METAL: EVOLUTION. It’s put together by the same filmmaker who did METAL: A HEADBANGER’S JOURNEY (2005), Sam Dunn. The guy’s an anthropologist and he’s chosen rock/metal culture as his forte.

His first film was a nice, concise look at the different types of metal subcultures and how each segment of the genre influenced and created one another, creating more subgenres.

I learned about Saxon and Black Sabbath in the early days. Dunn’s first documentary touches on all sorts of Metal, concluding with the aggressive new metal of the time (Marilyn Manson and Slipknot type stuff, circa 2005).

(Feel the fire! Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaw – High kicking in skin tight spandex!)

This new show seems like a deeper chronicle, going the series route, devoting an hour to each subject. The first episode, Pre-Metal is waiting in my DVR. New episodes debut each Saturday. I highly recommend you join me. You’ll enjoy yourself, Loyal Reader, I promise. A good documentary is one of my favorite things. They are thumbs-up cool!

Anyway, my pop-culture Metal skills will be honed and I’ll be a lean, mean, trivia machine.

Rock on!

Ozzy was one cool cat…


3 Responses to “Metal 101”

  1. Love Sam Dunn’s stuff.

  2. Yeah. It’s still in my DVR. I gotta get on it!

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