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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!!!!!
'Get Thrashed' is an intimate look into the genre that started most other types of extreme metal. A well rounded documentary produced and directed by metal fans and musicians(Rick Ernst and Rat Skates) that taps into the origins of thrash, it's somewhat demise in the mid 90's and now it's resurgence in the mid 2000's. Everyone you would expect see in the film you do. The...
Published on September 19, 2008 by themusicfiend

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1.0 out of 5 stars terrible
This is a waste of money. No music, just some interviews. Too long and boring.
Published on April 10, 2009 by Denny


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential!!!!!, September 19, 2008
This review is from: Get Thrashed (DVD)
'Get Thrashed' is an intimate look into the genre that started most other types of extreme metal. A well rounded documentary produced and directed by metal fans and musicians(Rick Ernst and Rat Skates) that taps into the origins of thrash, it's somewhat demise in the mid 90's and now it's resurgence in the mid 2000's. Everyone you would expect see in the film you do. The BIG 4 or even now 5 as Exodus is also included as pioneers of the great underground movement. And it was very underground as most realize. There was a tape trading phenomenon and this was the core behind the movement. Not to mention some great bands.
The film also looks into the other thrash movements across the world. Notably,Canada,Germany and Switzerland. Also included is the crossover point where thrash and hardcore blend together. You hear about Suicidal Tendencies,D.R.I.,S.O.D. and others that incorporated these sounds that developed into new genres.
Many famous people are interviewed not to mention some lesser known folks that offer insight into the realm that is thrash. There is also some really great pictures that are flown throughout the film and ofcourse great background music. Running at about 99 minutes you really get your fill of the genre.
Then the special features continue the majesty. With even more interviews and knowledge from bands I have never even heard of. This film is truly a knock out of the park. So if you are a fan of heavy metal especially a fan of thrash this film was made for us.And I am extremely thankful. It made me feel like a kid again.
HORNS UP THRASHERS!!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like Evil, Thrash Never Dies, September 19, 2008
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Get Thrashed is a documentary on, you guessed it, the phenomenom that was and IS thrash metal. Now it didnt really tell me anything I didnt already know about thrash, but it was very enjoyable to hear the music legends talk about a genre they obviously cared alot for. One drag was that I had to listen to bands like Shadows Fall, Corey Taylor, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed give their opinions. But it wasnt a big distraction form the overall film. They interview every band you'd think should be in there, and the bonus features covers any they missed, with the exception of a few,(Demolition Hammer). All in all, I enjoyed this film alot, and am glad to have it in my collection.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insane!!!, September 17, 2008
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I have been waiting for this for a loooong time and it is by far the best documentary ever! I relived many memories watching this. The documentary is very well done, edited and the songs are insane. This is an absolute must for every metal fan!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School at it's Finest, October 30, 2008
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History seems to be repeating itself, and thrash is making a foothold again in the mainstream of metal, this DVD shows how the soul of thrash never did die out, it just went underground... bands like Overkill and Metallica, Exodus, and Testament never went away, and thier new releases are selling great... bring it on, bring it all on... if you are a fan of early, or current Thrash, this is the video for you...

This is a great video view into the beginings of Thrash, on the west, and east coasts... Interviews with Thrash legends like Overkill, Slayer, Death Angel, Exodus, Anthrax, Testament, and new thrash acts like Municpal Waste, ans Evile bring the Thrash right to your face, so close up, and personal, you can almost SMELL the stale beer, and sweat...

Begining with the west coast, bands like Metallica, Slayer and Exodus, the video delves into the roots of Thrash, and how the hair bands, and the punks had shunned the early Thrash bands, forcing Metallica to move north to the Bay Area, joining the Bay masters, Exodus, in creating the mighty metal scene there... Slayer stayed in LA, bludgeoning the "posers" into submission... when Metallica flew to New York, eventually sending Dave Mustaine packing, and bringing in Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammet, New York bands like Anthrax, and New Jersey's Overkill welcomed them into a huge scene of thier making...

This vid is fantatic if you are a fan of Thrash, or even just the New York metal scene back then, as the bonus features delve into the crossover bands, and New York hardcore...

Overall if you are fan of any metal, this vid will show you how it was done BEFORE the internet, and BEFORE the labels took over every aspect of music, when metal was ugly, pure, and real... it is a must see...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Not Even Music, It's Just A Bunch Of Noise!!!, January 11, 2009
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Get Thrashed is a very entertaining and very informative documentary on the 80s Thrash scene. Many Metal documentaries get complaints from certain folks coz "X" band was not mentioned or covered. Get Thrashed is rather well researched and covers quite a bit of ground. It begins with Thrash's beginnings, the bands, the scene, the fans, it's downfall, and ultimately it's resurrection and influence on recent bands(it it nice to hear younger more recent bands speak so highly of these old thrash groups, it's just unfortunate that they didn't seem to learn much from them). The film is 99 minutes, so it does go into depth. The big four Thrash bands are covered, but many more obscure bands are given their due. Lots of interviews and commentary with bands old and new. There really isn't enough time to go into every Thrash band in history, but that's where the Bonus Features come in. The Bonus Feature is a world map where you can highlight a particular country or city and get a short description of the scene and/or the bands from that particular area. This is a wonderful addition because it can bring to your attention some bands you may have never heard of. Plus it helps in the "this band wasn't mentioned" category that Metal fans tend to get so picky about.
Naturally it goes without saying that this documentary will only appeal to a certain crowd. I can't see the average Bowling For Soup fan getting much out of this, but you never know. But this is highly recommended to the metal fans, even the younger ones so they can see where this whole thing came from and who the masters are. I can't imagine too many metal fans will find many flaws in this film.
Bravo!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is where it ALL started., October 24, 2008
This review is from: Get Thrashed (DVD)
Out of all the music Documentaries I've seen, GET THRASHED is seriously the best chunk of DVD I've ever been privy to watch. It took me back to the music I listened to that wasn't on the radio, wasn't in the major chain of record stores. I had to travel to college towns with my lunch money to pick up the latest Metal imports, that's exactly where this DVD took me.
GT Covers the New York & California scene, and gives props to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Thrash really thrived. They show the music crossover into Hardcore Punk, They show the origins of the biggest bands, and interview the great smaller ones as well. The extra features go on a nationwide clickable map where you can go from city to city to check out that area's scene, which has as much footage as the movies itself.

My only complaint isn't much of one - They cover John & Marcia Z. of Megaforce records & Metal Blade from the west coast, but nothing was mentioned of COMBAT records. Oh, and Phil Anselmo from Pantera was too stoned to hold the Microphone. I'm leaving out a bunch, but you need to own this if a fan at all. It was put together by Overkill's ex-drummer Rat Skates and Anthrax Bassist Frank Bello. Well worth the year wait I knew about it.

10/10

Shawn F. aka Yoalpster
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Review of Thrash Metal's History, April 24, 2011
This review is from: Get Thrashed (DVD)
Back in the early 2000's I heard that a documentary on Thrash Metal was being made. I could not have foreseen how long it would take for me to see it but finally by the end of 2008 I had a copy of this DVD in my hands. Who ever considers him or herself a true thrasher must have a copy of GET THRASHED. It's hard for any documentary to fully embrace and review the whole scene so some lesser known bands have been omitted but the key players are fully covered. People tend to forget that METALLICA basically kick started the scene and you get commentaries from people who were in the thick of it: Brian Slagel (founder of Metal Blade Records), Johnny and Marsha Zazula (founders of Megaforce Records), Ron Quintana (Radio DJ and Fanzine editor), Slayer, Kreator, Harald O (close METALLICA friend), etc. The so called "BIG FOUR" are extensively covered here; SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and of course, METALLICA. EXODUS is also given plenty of time as well as TESTAMENT and OVERKILL (whose original drummer, Rat Skates, Co-produced this project). Bands and people talk about how the movement started, where the influences came from, how was life on the road, the underground tape trading, scenes from other countries (specially Germany!),etc. Newer bands like LAMB OF GOD, THE HAUNTED, MESHUGGAH, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MUNICIPAL WASTE express how these thrash metal bands influences their own bands. As with any genre, sometimes it's difficult to tell when a style of music stops and another one begins. While bands like MERCYFUL FATE and ANVIL are discussed as "thrash", other bands like Germany's HELLOWEEN and RAGE are completely overlooked. FATE and ANVIL were essential in the development of thrash metal, but were more akin to conventional or classic metal like PRIEST or MAIDEN. Then you have people raving about NASTY SAVAGE and then saying METAL CHURCH and AGENT STEEL were NOT thrash. NASTY SAVAGE were in essence a "thrash" band that played slow, which is contradictory to the genre, while METAL CHURCH and AGENT STEEL made some very classic thrash albums, in their own particular styles.

Minor complaints aside, GET THRASHED is the definitive look at thrash metal. You'll get your METALLICAS, KREATORS, ANTHRAXs, SODOMS, DESTRUCTIONS, SLAYERS, MEGADETHS, etc. This is and will be the only documentary of the genre that we'll have for a long, long time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Heavy Metal Documentary Of All Time, April 10, 2009
This review is from: Get Thrashed (DVD)
I have seen just about every Metal documentary out there and this one is the best. It's focus is on the sub-genre of Thrash Metal but branches a bit into other extreme music styles as well. They really did their research, interviews and due diligence here. I can't believe the amount of information contained in this opus. I learned quite a bit and I thought I knew just about everything. The number of pictures (over 800), albums covers shown, and band members interviewed is astounding. I watched everything (film, special features, commentary) and realized there are quite a few Thrash bands I have never heard. It made be want to delve into some of the lesser known bands like Kreator, Sodom, Raven etc. Their coverage of the early days in the Bay Area and Los Angeles was great. They explained in great detail the early history of Thrash. Which is basically the early history of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Exodus. Loved the film! Cudos on a job well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars As real as it gets, May 25, 2009
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I never expected to find this DVD for sale on an Army base in San Antonio, TX, but I'm very happy I did. Wow, this brings back memories. As one who spent almost every weekend in the mid-80's at L'amour's in Brooklyn where Anthrax and Overkill were practially the house bands, it was awesome to be able to re-live that scene. There are some great interviews and commentary from the "legends" of thrash metal, as well as a pretty true description of the entire scene, from the music to the clothing to the attitude. I'm glad I'm not the only one who woke up one day and wondered, "where did that music go?" For a true thrasher, grunge just didn't cut it - it totally lacked the energy, the passion, and the testosterone of real metal. This is an absolute must-own for any fan of heavy metal, and thrash in particular. Great job!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A "must own" for thrash fans, December 25, 2008
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C. Pedersen (Lake Mary, FL United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Get Thrashed (DVD)
A thorough look into the thrash scene of the 80's. Well, as thorough of a look as you are going to get in a documentary in 2008! Even as someone who lived through the time in Florida, there was a lot of interesting information that I never knew about. In the main documentary and in the extra footage they hit just about all of the major thrash bands of the time. I definitely enjoyed seeing this and recommend it to any thrash fans. My only negative opinion of it is that they should have covered its evolution into death metal as opposed to nu-metal (which is what they covered instead).
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