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Metalocalypse

Adult Swim animated series following the brutal exploits of the fictional metal band Dethklok.

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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Jul 1, 2012
Other than the scenes with Rockso the Clown, I can't say that I've laughed much from this cartoon, as this cartoon seems to parade around the most base cliches and stereotypes about metalheads. 

I can't help but feel an extreme aura of unauthenticity oozing from this show, due to the fact that the creator, Brendon Small, ISN'T a metalhead.  It just feels like he looked up various articles on some death and black metal bands on Wikipedia and decided to make a bland cartoon off of it.  In other words, it's an outsider's view in the world of the metal genre and makes a cartoon that says nothing more than "wow, you metalheads sure are stupid."  This shit is just as dishonest as those goddamn hipsters who pretend to like the metal genre but only listen to and create creatively-bankrupt shoegaze and indie rock with some black metal riffs and vocals sprinkled into the formula.

Even worse is that Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan collaborated to make actual music for the cartoon band Dethklok, and as someone who has listened to A LOT of death metal over the years, I can assure you that Dethklok is a totally sterile melodeath band with the blandest of novelty.

Something tells me that you won't find Small listening to the prime works of bands like Death, Nocturnus, Carcass, Napalm Death, and Pestilence on his days off; and is probably laughing at all the people who are actually buying into his "music" and TV show.

Brendon, you haven't fooled me and you aren't getting a penny of my money.
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