Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem Review

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The Doomstar Requiem is an hour long special (45 without commercials) that picks up right where season four of Metalocalypse left off, with Toki and Abigail kidnapped by the anti-Dethklok group the Revengencers. If you’ve been keeping up with the show then you’ll know the Revengencers are now run by the Man with The Silver Face and Magnus Hammersmith, Dethklok’s former rhythm guitarist. This special hits the ground running and never lets up. If you love the show you’ll love this special. Every moment is a musical one, and every single song is great. I’ve been listening to this soundtrack on repeat for a few days now. I can’t get enough of it. That said there are a few minor problems with it. Really this is just me being nit-picky, but then again it wouldn’t be much of a review if I didn’t nitpick, eh? First, there is very little Murderface, and while Toki gets his own ten minute segment showing how he got into the band he also feels strangely neglected. It is also a little slow at times, not that you’ll notice watching it. Lastly, because it is a musical we don’t get much of that trademark banter between the band. This is very much a  more serious side of Dethklok than we’ve seen int he past. Normally a situation such as this is handled pretty quickly and for comedy, but Doomstar really takes its time and focuses on how these characters react to having to actually do something serious for once. It’s quite interesting and just super fun to watch. Brendon Small pulled it off perfectly. Everything is just so much fun and so entertaining that the fact that the plot doesn’t really get rolling until the episode is almost half over. Those are my only grievances. I absolutely loved this special and I can’t wait for the fifth and final season. Dethklok rules!

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