Sunday, March 16, 2008

Metallica and the Dawn of Thrash

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Aural Amphetamine/ Metallica and the Dawn of Thrash (DVD) / MVD Video

As the title implies this video focuses on Metallica and their rise to fame.

There are some interesting parts like when one of the movies “thrash experts” tries to explain that Motley Crue is actually an important part of Thrash’s rise.

Another humorous moment comes when thrash bands are compared, with much seriousness, to The Grateful Dead.

The Panel of “thrash experts” includes members of Megadeth, Machinehead, Diamond Head and Laaz Rocket who spend most of their time recounting the appeal of early Metallica albums and their own theories about the scene.

For an unauthorized video of Metallica and random stories about the thrash scene this movie works. Hardcore fan even find some tidbits that they weren’t aware of.

A definitive film about the history of the thrash scene still needs to be made. This is a good distraction in the meantime.

DJ Hippie

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