Metal 101 according to Sam Dunn

Hello creeps, this is your blog-keeper, hold on to your vomit buckets and stuff like that, this is gonna be a ride, rough and Rocking one. Heheh…

Sam who?
Sam Dunn, the anthropologist and an unreformed metalhead who made a kick ass documentary, 'Metal: A Headbanger's Journey'.
Havent heard of or seen that movie (documentary, actually)? Try to grab a copy wherever you see it, you'll realise what you are missing.
I have never seen Friends or Sex and the City so far and I'm sure I'm not missing anything opting not to watch that kind of mind-numbing airhead TV stuff.

If you thought 'Decline of Western Civilisation' directed by Penelope Spheeris was a definitive watch, then have a look-see at this one, you might wanna accompany some non-metallers as well. Who knows you might successfully make a difference to those 'ogling-at-aguilera' sorry asses' lives…

A bit of info though, Penelope Spheeris has earlier directed few Megadeth videos and was also responsible for co-creating Wayne's World characters for the movie she directed. If you had grown up in the 90s, you'll remember how much impact that movie had on the conscious of that generation. Well, Beavis and Butthead also need to be mentioned in the same breath (bungholio!) since Beavis and Butthead were inspired by Wayne and Garth.

Ok, back on track now, here it goes. Not a definitive list by any standards, just a list of personal picks by Sam Dunn. Wow, that gives me an idea to make a list in the same lines and write a short write up about all of them! I'm sure it is going to be a mile long post!

Metal 101 – You've been schooled
The albums Sam Dunn would recommend to newbies looking to get damaged.
Choose your syllabus accordingly, then play loud.

Metal 101
Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970)
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast (1982)
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
Metallica Master of Puppets (1986)
Slayer Reign in Blood (1986)

Masters Seminar
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales (1984)
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness (1989)
Sepultura Beneath the Remains (1989)
At The Gates Slaughter of the Soul (1995)
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk (1997)

PhD Seminar
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness (1989)
Meshuggah Chaosphere (1998)
Enslaved Mardraum (2000)
Mastodon Leviathan (2004)
Melechesh Sphynx (2004)

I am in the middle of preparing a post on this documentary, it is taking obscene amount of time since I started writing about the documentary 2 weeks ago and somewhere in between it went towards the Norwegian Black Metal movement. I've been totally lost for some time now in the 'Norwegian Woods', that's why I haven't been able to post much lately…

Parting Shot: Adventures of Alice in Shockland
Here's something for everyone to scratch your head over, try and figure out the dude in the pic below.
Isn't he scary?
Leave your answers in the comments, heheh…

Need a clue?
Alright creeps, only one, here it is…
This guy is a Rock n Roll star and also appeared recently in Sam Dunn's 'Metal: A Headbanger's Journey'



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