Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Jersey, United States
Re: Metalocalypse season one DVD
I particularly like the one extra that goes on for about 20 minutes, where Nathan is just reading Shakespeare.
The only thing I don't really like about it is the intentional gross out factor it goes for sometimes, it never really adds anything and once you've seen it a couple of times, it loses the shock value.
I'm a little surprised that so many people are convinced that the music is amazing though (I was working at a record store when the CD came out and had so many people explain how good it is). The lead work is alright, but overall it is rather generic. It doesn't really have the brilliance of Spinal Tap or even Pop! (Hugh Grant's fake band from Music and Lyrics) where you can listen to it and not realize that it is a fake band, until you start really paying attention to the lyrics and realizing how ridiculous they are. Like the Spinal Tap lyric "It feels so real that you can feel this feeling," which could passably sound like a real song lyric, until it hits you that 1/3 of the words in that line are "feel." Don't really get that with Dethklok, just the titles alone make them sound fake.
The show is funny, I particularly like how their strategy for recording songs is basically just harassing Toki. Music is alright and it fits, it just surprises me how many people think it is a genuinely a good band (first time I heard them, I just assumed they were satirizing the over the really over the top, delusional extreme metal bands).