Watch: DEATH by MetaL 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Here comes DEATH’s probing and pulsing rock doc, DEATH BY METAL, pulling back the palm fronds of DEATH’s origins in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and latching a narrative hook into the headstrong Chuck Schuldiner juggernaut for fifteen gratifying if sometimes frustrating years. As the baby steps become giant leaps, the stable of supporting players grows and continually shines in its own devious light. Excitement grows as Schuldiner, his band, and the world around him evolve, and the music grows ever-more outrageous and bombastic. DEATH’s threat morphs from simple zombie attack to multi-headed mega-monster hellbent on absorbing entire planets. Then suddenly, Chuck is just gone, and the lights go out. The formula for movies about bands dictates that victory is seized from the jaws of mortality in the final act. This is where things get weird. Chuck Schuldiner perished during the moment of heavy metal’s weakest ebb, and possibly the quietest moment of his own career. The drawling guitar demon in the kitty cat shirt will not rise again to tour county fairs, swap one-liners on late-night TV, and jam with Judas Priest at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But this documentary itself joins reissues, partial reunion tours, and an international reawakening as part of a decade-long ascent for DEATH to its proper place of high dominion. As you read these words and watch this film, Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH return to glory, and the legend itself becomes an eternal encore..
Plot: Here comes DEATH’s probing and pulsing rock doc, DEATH BY METAL, pulling back the palm fronds of DEATH’s origins in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and latching a narrative hook into the headstrong Chuck Schuldiner juggernaut for fifteen gratifying if sometimes frustrating years. As the baby steps become giant leaps, the stable of supporting players grows and continually shines in its own devious light.
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Death by brain cancer after an extraordinary career
“Death by Metal” (2016) is a documentary on Chuck Schuldiner and his musical journey that started as a pre-teen and ended with his passing in 2001 at the age of 34 from a brain tumor. From 1987-1998 he released seven Death albums with a revolving door of bandmates. His career ended with an album consisting of the final members of Death and an actual singer (rather than a death growler). The new band was Control Denied. Demos were written and four songs recorded without vocals for the follow-up opus when Chuck passed from this plane (you can hear these songs on Youtube, just punch-in Control Denied WHEN MAN AND MACHINE COLLIDE).
The many people interviewed include musicians Chris Reifert, Rock Rozz DeLillo, Steve DiGiorgio, Gene Hoglan, Terry Butler, Sean Reinert, Richard Christy and Shannon Hamm, manager Eric Greif, journalist Jeff Wagner and producer Jim Morris, as well as Chuck’s sister and mother. Some key musicians are noted but not interviewed, like guitarist James Murphy.
It’s odd that the singer for Control Denied, Tim Aymar, isn’t even mentioned, possibly due to a production decision. I guess you can’t have everything, particularly with a limited runtime.
Naturally the focus is on Chuck and I like the chronological telling of his journey from album to album with snippets of corresponding songs throughout.
Like most thinkers, writers, artists & creative types, Chuck was reserved, driven by his art, preferred to create at home and avoided social drama, which would explain a couple European tours cancelled at the midpoint. The movie elaborates on these things. While all the commenters are respectful of Chuck, it’s not all gushing praise. He had his curious idiosyncrasies.
In my opinion, Chuck’s best piece is 1995’s SYMBOLIC by Death, a stunning masterpiece.
The film runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.
Great documentary about the person behind Death
I love Death, but I didn’t know that Chuck was actually kind of a jerk and a miscreant, and honestly a bit of a coward. So, he fired almost everyone he worked with, with no more reasons other than he stopped liking them, he cancelled a lot of tours, mainly european tours which in the end made a bunch of people losing a lot of money, he fired his manager, he even got into an argument with his label because they advertise his music in a magazine…I’m glad I watched this doc, I’ll still love the music but man that Chuck guy was a no no.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, Music
Director Felipe Belalcazar
Writer Felipe Belalcazar
Actors Steve DiGiorgio, Gene Hoglan, Bobby Koelble
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Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
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