Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Metal Evolution: The Lost Episode - EXTREME METAL

I obviously just found out about this being shared onto Youtube, so I haven't seen it.

How much will be covered in terms of Tech/Death and progressive Death? Avant etc..I'm kind of skeptical. Opeth? yeah..but BTBAM or even like uneXpect or SikTh???..

kinda thinking not much if any..BTBAM and maybe Protest the Hero will show up in the Metalcore.

Anyway, gotta head back to work, but this should be cool to finally check out. I know there was a campaign to get this made and released a few years ago, not long after the series ended. And it may have succeeded, but I lost track of it.

In other words, for those who did contribute, this is old news, but for everyone else, this is making up for that. Another?..I doubt it, but perhaps Sam Dunn will try and make another doc/series just online for another genre of Metal or even just music in general.

edit: Just watched it. Well, NONE of the Tech/Death and Metalcore stuff showed up, but I guess "Extreme Metal" is so broad a term, it's not entirely surprising. Granted, even Opeth only was given a brief scan of a photo, lol. And the Black Metal stuff, nothing about Agalloch either.

And nothing about Melodic Death Metal either. Enslaved gets love, but not Dark Tranquility, In Flames or Soilwork.

I think he should he should make an episode on Death Metal and at least include a percentage on Technical Death Metal.

Death and Celtic Frost and I suppose Gojira were the only real connection to prog in this, and it was very vague.

But whatever, it was nice to see another episode regardless.

For many metal fans, Extreme Metal is heavy metal. Death, Morbid Angel, Carcass, Entombed, Darkthrone, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, guttural vocals, blast beats, lyrics about death and the occult …. we couldn’t tell the story of metal without it. And so Banger Films presents Extreme Metal, the latest chapter in Metal Evolution, the biggest-ever TV series on the history of heavy metal and hard rock. Hosted by Sam Dunn and based on Banger’s groundbreaking “Heavy Metal Family Tree”, Extreme Metal features new interviews with Death Metal, Grindcore and Black Metal’s most influential sonic architects and a global journey from Tampa to the UK, Norway and France's Hellfest to investigate the history, myths and intricacies of this most innovative and transgressive subgenre. How extreme is it? Too extreme for some TV networks! Which is why Banger Films turned to crowdfunding—it was support from the metal community around the world through an IndieGogo campaign which made Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal a reality. 

And it doesn’t stop here: Metal Evolution will soon continue online on Banger TV. What part of the Heavy Metal Family Tree will we explore next? Sign up/watch this space for all the news.