Metal Evolution (3 Discs)
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Shame on you VH1 and Amazon... two names that I usually hold in high regard and have much respect for!
There's no reason this couldn't have been a bluray release with killer picture and sound.
I am watching it now and there are some sound glitches as well as picture glitches.
I will, however, disagree with some of the sentiment that Sam Dunn has "jumped the shark" on this program. You simply can't have an in-depth documentary on the evolution of Metal and all it's subgenres without a thorough examination of it's influences. The definition of metal is one that can certainly be debated and is definitely one that is clearly defined on an individual basis. Is Kiss metal?? Many would say no....many would say yes. Same for AC/DC...and so on.
That said, I have to say that the first season (it implies there will be more to come) did a pretty good job. Of COURSE King Crimson, Rush, Genesis, and Yes aren't "metal"...yet much of today's metal bands (such as Mastodon) would firmly acknowledge the influence of such bands in their overall arrangements, time changes, and dynamics. You wouldn't have a Dream Theater, Mastodon, and any number of prog/power metal acts without those earlier bands...hence Dunn's tip of the hat.
Metal didn't really start with Sabbath and Zeppelin. Those bands were the next logical stage of rock. Something slightly heavier than those who came before them. Look at The Who, the MC5, Blue Cheer, etc....That's why the show is called METAL EVOLUTION.
The only episode I thought seemed out of place here was Grunge. Grunge was the bastard child of indie rock, alternative, and punk. It wasn't at all any kind of metal and I can't really see it as an influence in today's metal. If it were..then it would be relevant.Read more ›
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