FIRST LOOK: Metalocalypse (TV Series) – HBO Max

Dethklok is a metal band that started as an adult animated TV series on Adult Swim. Such a great name for a metal band show: Metalocalypse.

Part of the show’s appeal has always been its intersection with the metal scene IRL — a subculture that has never lacked for self-awareness. From the outside, the world of heavy metal music might seem frightening — even dangerous — but the scene has always been more about pageantry than pain. There’s always been a winking understanding between the performers and the fans that heavy metal is one big costume party, and death has always been more of a theme than some kind of religious totem. Perhaps that’s why it was so easy for Metalocalypse and Dethklok to crawl off the screen and into the third dimension.

The animated comedy everyone’s binging on HBO Max

This has been on my watchlist for awhile. With WarnerMedia selling Crunchyroll (see: Sony to pay AT&T $1.2 Billion in Cash for Crunchyroll), I sure hope they plan to keep a focus on animated content going forward.

Metalocalypse Season 1 is available for streaming on HBO Max.

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