Daily Archives: July 14, 2010

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

This is a bit late as the film premiered about a year ago, but I just got the DVD; if you love metal you love Anvil! The Story of Anvil. A great rockumentary about a band, and what it looks like great guys, that perhaps wasn’t great but that deserved a better hand than was dealt – and now maybe they’ll get it.

Anvil had a handfull of great songs in the early 80’s, but in my memory they became the picture disc (LP) band. You always wanted picture LP’s and singles to hang on your wall, but they were expensive as they often were limited editions – though Anvil’s were always available for a buck or two. Now listening to their back catalogue, there are some great moments, especially the early work, but there are also some really low ones.

This is a love story – for a band, for the music and for heavy rock. It takes you through all emotions – love, anger, frustration, happiness and sorrow as they play for great crowds and and for empty venues, big festivals and clubs in nowhere. This is great entertainment and hopefully the beginning of a better tomorrow for Anvil!

Magnus Reuterdahl


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