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Explore the blistering rise, brutal fall, and lasting impact of thrash metal in this documentary focusing on some of the hardest and heaviest music of the 1980s and early 1990s. The time was the 1980s, and a collection of ambitious young bands from Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and New York City were seeking to create a new and exhilarating brand of music. The result was a scene so extreme and powerful that the poseurs were separated from the hardcore fans as soon as each concert started. There was no doubting those who were in it for real, and from Anthrax and Exodus to Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica, it seemed as if thrash was a musical force to be reckoned with. But that all changed in the early 1990s, when a shifting musical landscape revealed grunge, not thrash, to be the dominant form of "hard rock." Though a precious few trash bands like Metallica would still go on to achieve unprecedented levels of fame, most would simply languish and fade away as the grunge trend took over. Despite the fact that the scene had changed, the music would live on through the artists and fans who never forgot the thrill of the thrash.
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Get Thrashed is a stunning documentary about the history of Thrash Metal. Featuring great interviews with many of the bands involved in creating the genre, this is a must see and highly entertaining documentary about one of the most extreme types of heavy metal music there ever way. The film takes a look at the founding of Thrash metal from the early days of Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus, Slayer and Megadeth right up to the cross over thrash bands like Suicidal Tendencies. In depth, and enjoyable, the documentary is a well crafted look at the rise of Thrash, right up to its inception to its downfall at the outcome of Grunge. Fans will surely enjoy this film for what it offers. The interviews are well done, and the film contains enough information about the genre to please diehard followers of metal. As a fan of Metal, I thought that the filmmakers did a great job at chronicling the rise of the genre. Thrash metal is one of the most exciting genres of Metal. This film does justice to the genre, the bands and its fans. Entertaining from start to finish, funny at times and captivating, Get Thrashed is the definitive film on Thrash metal. The main bands that have influenced the genre are interviewed here, and each brings something unique to the screen. As a fan of metal, I heavily recommend this film, and it is a memorable documentary for genre fans. Thrash metal always had a take no prisoners attitude, and raised the bar of the metal genre even further. Get Thrashed is a stunning feature, and one of the finest music documentaries ever made.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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Great documentary about some of my favorite music. It's also great to see pictures, shirts, and an interview in the almighty greatest Metal store ever, Slipped Disc.

Zombie Mario
Zombie Mario

A good documentary of Thrash Metal. However, for the layman, they make no real attempt to describe the differences between "thrash" and power metal or death metal or speed metal, but everyone seems real offended when someone confuses the distinctions. The story really revolves around the "Big Four" - Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer - and the other principals that ate their scraps. It has a full array of interviews, and while took up a full 90+ minutes, but I still would have appreciated getting some more funding and getting some licensing to include video clips. Also - we hear very little about the influences of the genre. Motorhead/Iron Maiden's names are mentioned, but then it just goes from there. We hear more about the Hardcore infusion, which is relevant, as it gave rise to new metal. But more evolution was probably necessary. Awesome dvd extras, another full 90 minutes of shouting out pretty much every notable thrash band who recorded anything anywhere in the world.

Nik Browning
Nik Browning

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