Synopsis by Mark Deming
Of all the bands that emerged from the thrash metal underground in the 1980's, none rose higher than Metallica -- and few bands have ever accomplished so much while compromising so little. While staying true to their creed of hard, fast, intense heavy metal, Metallica have toured the world's largest and most prestigious venues and sold tens of millions of records, and are still going strong nearly twenty-five years after they were formed. Metallica: The History of Metallica (also released as Metallica: Out Of The Loop) is a documentary on the band's long, hard climb to the top, featuring interviews with members of the group and those close to them. This film was produced without the cooperation or authorization of Metallica, and includes no music or performances from the band.
band [music group], career-retrospective, heavy-metal-music, interview, unauthorized-biography