DVD reviews: Loud and proud, films document thrash metal scene

Margaret Smith

In the 1980s, when thrash metal clawed its way into the music industry, many prayed for the movement’s quick death.

Let’s just say those prayers went unanswered or were offered to the wrong rock gods.

Two documentaries take different approaches to thrash metal. Both offer a folk history of how an unlikely sound came to define a decade long after the synthesizers faded.

'Get Thrashed'

“Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal,”Directed by Rick Ernst. Lightyear Entertainment. Not rated. Contains violence, sexually explicit language, and drug use references.