Masters of Metal – back to school (from metal)

After the worldwide success of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, musical biographies are back in fashion, so we had “Birdman” and “The Dirt” soon after, while Elvis and Aretha Franklin come this year. Even our favorite music has found new space in cinema, but if the controversial “Lords Of Chaos” was inspired by the Norwegian black scene of the ’90s, the semi-consonant “Metal Lords” is instead a more Bildungsroman teen classic.boy meets girl‘) from the infamous Netflix algorithm by compiling 2/3 of ‘American Pie’ and 1/3 of ‘School Of Rock’. Unlike “Cobra Kai” (where the producers complained that they didn’t have enough money to pay the rights to AC/DC and Def Leppard), this time around the California giant decided to spare no expense, so the first reason for interest in the movie is taken from the soundtrack that Edited by Ton Morello himself. If the original track (“Machinery Of Torment”, played at the last gig that replaced the concert) is really a pretty bowler in its own right, then the playlist of quotes that includes a slew of classics (Metallica, Pantera) is even more spoiled , a Judas priest, Iron Maiden), to the point of being able to afford “war pigs” before Black Sabbath during a training montage, then resumed a piece on the credits. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also four-star cameos (they appear to the hero at a certain moment, a bit like Dickens’ Christmas spirits), but perhaps most interesting is the fact that in addition to the names there are various subtle details (from Pallbearer stickers and Paradise Lost to the Blood Incantation posters, not to mention the presence of Zeal & Ardor and Mastodon on the soundtrack as well as Professional Drum), proving how the minds (or at least the consultants) behind the project are truly passionate about this music. In the face of so much good from the devil, it certainly isn’t a problem if the characterizations by screenwriter D.B. Weiss (such as “Game of Thrones”) are written with a thick-headed tag, which in the end it’s easy to find life stories that lived in both The heroes (steel and pure metalhead, the loser friend turned by the latter to metal, the girl who gets into the middle of a romance…) as well as in the supporting cast (bullies who harass the two heroes, the handsome man with a sensitive soul played by Ed Sheeran, the rich and absent father) , they transfer the classic American college scenario to the Italian District School. It’s exactly that effect of nostalgia, along with the aforementioned soundtrack and some particularly successful gags (from the car chase to the face-painting tutorial, not to mention the double-status in “Shape Of You” and the satire of the purported masculinity of reality metal) to hold off the gritty plot. In clichés, even if the love story between the two protagonists is more “sensitive” than genre standards and the hero’s psychopathology (very similar to Tourette’s syndrome) appears to be a successful attempt to raise awareness of that comic pretext or the usual “pound of meat” in the name of political correctness. We also overlook the poetic license in the script (musicians who go up on stage without ever rehearsing together? The drummer who became Tommy Lee with YouTube lessons? Poster for “I The Mask” by In Flames between ’80s and ’90s classics?) , while it is also necessary to mention the actors’ successful choral rehearsal: in addition to the three young protagonists (including Stephen Wilson’s Mini Lee), there is a special mention of veteran Joe Manganiello, whose character – albeit fictional – has everything to be credible in. The role of former Metalhead-turned-doctor. The hype around this movie will likely diminish in a few weeks, only to be replaced by the new unmissable Red N movie/series – we’re not talking about an instant classic like Death at 33 Rpm or Mississippi. Adventure: In this case, there’s the newer, more honest Deathgasm – but the molded “Metal Lords” remains a very fun movie, recommended for anyone who’s listened to school-aged devil music (those of us who didn’t want to play in a post-death metal band called “Skull Fuckers,” plus their practice room in the pub?) and a lot more real than some of us would like to believe.

Here is the list of the main songs that appeared in the movie:

Skullflower – “The Machines of Doom”
Judas Priest – “Metal Goddess”
Iron Maiden – “Soldier”
Al-Sibai’s Avenged – Hail to the King
Judas Priest – “Painkiller”
Metallica – “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Black Sabbath – “Pig War”
Mastodon – “Blood and Thunder”
Judas Priest – “The Grinder”
MOTORHEAD – “Ace of Spades”
Metallica – “One”
Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell”
Metallica – “Master of Puppets”
ZEAL & ARDOR – “Trust no one”
GUNS ‘N ROSES – “Since I Don’t Have You”
Metallic – “Whiplash”
Pantera – “I’m Broken”

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