Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Rock And Metal II
First things first. I'm really late with this review and for that I'd like to apologize. And it's not just to Metalrock Films I might add, but to all of you-our faithful readers and fellow metal fanatics. Blame it on summer and time just slipping away or just blame it on my old age and forgetfulness(!), but whatever the case I'm late to this party and that is nothing short of unacceptable! Still, it is what it is and here we are so let's just cut to the chase and throw out the one true (obvious) observation here. This is the follow-up to part one and (no big surprise here) it is just as essential as the original "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Rock And Metal"! Part II picks up the ball and runs it in for a touchdown! Every-bit as good as Part I, "Inside Metal: Pioneers Of L.A. Rock And Metal II" adds further credence to the importance of L.A.'s hard & heavy scene and does it alongside interviews with the folks who were actual there to witness it all! There's far too many names to name, but let's just say that these musicians were and still are the real deal! Whether you were there the first time around or you are new to L.A.'s scene you'll learn something new and interesting and it's all seen through the eyes of people who loved the music and the city! As much an homage to a time and place that will never be forgotten as it is a top-notch music documentary this spectacular DVD is assembled in such a way that you can almost picture yourself back in the club days along with all of the other crazy fans. Credit must go to everyone involved with the creation of this series as it truly does a great job of presenting the scene for what it really was. As it's priced under $10 (at least on Amazon) it's a small investment for what will ultimately prove to be one of the best heavy metal documentaries of all time!! In fact it's a steal at that price when you take into account all the goodness that is packed into this 95 minute documentary! With Part III due out sometime in the (hopefully near!) future the only thing that could be better than having these wicked cool docs in your collection would be soundtracks! I'd love it if they could put together a CD package with rare music from L.A.'s early hard rock and heavy metal scene, but maybe that's just not possible? I don't know. What I do know is how you can pick up not only these two DVDs from Metalrock Film's official page, but t-shirts and even a hat! There is even a nifty deal where you can get a signed theatrical release poster of Inside Metal (signed by director Bob Nalbandian!), both DVDs (also signed), a Inside Metal hat and Inside Metal XL shirt, and Metalrock and Inside Metal stickers (coolness!) for $99 plus $3 shipping! Even though I already have both DVDs I might have to go for that deal myself! After all I am a fan first and foremost!