Metalocalypse (1st Season)

Sorry for the delay, but here I come with the comment of a great series I discovered thanks to Bad_CRC.

Dethklok Original title: Metalocalypse. Season: First Season. Year: 2006. Genre: Black Humor, Musical. Country: United States of America (USA). Language: English. Episodes: 20 x 11 min. Color or B/W: Color. Creator: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha. Director: Jon Schnepp, Chris Prynoski. Script: Brendon Small, Tommy Blacha. Art Direction: Antonio Canobbio. Music: Brendon Small. Studio: Titmouse Inc.


Plot outline Dethklok, a death metal band, is the most successful music band ever, being the most relevant cultural movement and having the twelfth largest economy of the world. Because of this, they’re spied by a secret organization that tries to prevent a global disaster provocated by Dethklok.

Comment without spoilers The plot of this series is quite easy, with something happening to the band, and the secret group observing and conspiring on how to prevent a disaster and take advantage of the situation. The episodes are compound by a series of events which are a merely pretext to introduce the different songs or the black humor jokes.

The main characters are stereotyped with the image presented by a lot of heavy bands and react in the same way. The writers use the simplicity of ther characters to develop the scripts in a comic manner.

The atmosphere of the series is very surrealistic, making a lot of emphasis in the absurd environment of the group and their obsession with everything being metal and brutal and how the world exaggeratingly reacts to every event related to the band.

While the characters design is decent, the animation is quite basic, and most times makes you think about the flash animations you can find in the internet, but it’s not a real impediment to enjoy the series.

My conclusion is that this is a quite funny series, with a lot of memorable moments, very easy to watch because of the length of the episodes, sometimes not so easy to understand because of the way some characters speak and completely genial. If you like black humor and don’t mind seeing blood in an animation series, this series is for you.

List of episodes:

  1. The Curse of Dethklok.

  2. Dethwater.

  3. Birthdayface.

  4. Dethtroll.

  5. Dethkomedy.

  6. Dethfam.

  7. Performance Klok.

  8. Snakes ‘n’ Barrels.

  9. Mordland.

  10. Fat Kid At The Detharmonic.

  11. Skwisklok.

  12. Murdering Outside the Box.

  13. Go Forth and Die.

  14. Bluesklok.

  15. Religionklok.

  16. Dethkids.

  17. Dethclown.

  18. Girlfriendklok.

  19. Dethstars.

  20. The Metalocalypse Has Begun.


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