Metalocalypse Season 3: The Dead Man
Do anything for Dethklok! Do anything for
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:
10. Doublebookedklok (aka The Dead Man)
One of my personal favourite episodes would have to be Dethmas from this
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
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!