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Feature 8.5
Video 8.0
Audio 8.0
Special Features 6.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: 210
Classification:
 MA15+
Reviewer: Tory Favro

8.0


Metalocalypse Season 3: The Dead Man

Do anything for Dethklok! Do anything for Dethklok!

Adult Swim are back for the third instalment of tales from the most brutal band in the history of music, Dethklok. Fronted by gravel-voiced Nathan Explosion who is based upon real life vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Metalocalypse is an absolutely evil delight to all that watch it and totally caters to the badass in us all.

The format has changed a bit this season from previous ones. In the past the episodes were short, sharp and rocked on at a blinding pace of about fifteen minutes per episode. Now there are ten episodes for this season and they run about thirty minutes each which assists in the storytelling process as it stands.

Let me get something out of the way before I go on much further though.. you don't have to be into Death Metal to love this series. It's the weirdest thing but the band despite how much they are extremely odd, do take on some quite normal issues in each show with their own unique take and spin on it all.

One thing is guaranteed in this series and that is that you are going to laugh. A lot. And, it's going to be brutal!

There are enough flashbacks provided during shows to give newcomers a feel for what has gone before and the limited information viewers need to give them what knowledge they need to enjoy current episodes. All things considered, it is a show that you can pick up at any time and simply enjoy. For those who do want more though, there is a conspiracy afoot that has been hinted at during every episode since the first one aired involving a secret agency that seems determined to stop a threat posed by our favourite band which even they are not aware of.

As usual one of the unspoken characters in the series is the music. An amazing amount of time and effort is put into making Metalocalypse one of the better shows in the animated field for adults. The show is a sometimes shocking roller coaster ride of profanity from start to finish that promises to delight. Every show has a soundtrack tailored to the theme of that episode and to the enjoyment of fans everywhere, there is a killer soundtrack usually released shortly after the DVD has gone to market. Songs are performed in true Death Metal form with hilarious lyrics that viewers should find really funny.

Episode titles for this season are:
1. Renovationklok
2. Tributeklok
3. Dethhealth
4. Dethmas
5. Fatherklok
6. Fertilityklok
7. Dethsiduals
8. Rehabklok
9. Dethzazz
10. Doublebookedklok (aka The Dead Man)

One of my personal favourite episodes would have to be Dethmas from this season.

Video for this season has taken a nice jump in quality, though to be honest, it's always been pretty good. Clean visuals with little grain prevail and a killer audio mix is also present. The animation style of Metalocalypse is pretty plain with exceptions to that rule such as the band's home Mordhaus being shown as almost a highly detailed painted image.

Extras are solid but there are not enough to make you get too excited. I think fans of this series would appreciate more content in the extras section as it truly has the potential to be a lot of fun. Rounding out the extras are extended and deleted scenes, along with glimpses of the lives of Dethklok not shown during the season proper.

I love this show, and am an unabashed fan. Horns Up!






 
 



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