HMIB Gets Revolver’d

REVOLVER MAGAZINE
August 2008 Issue

PEEP SHOW | THE LATEST IN DVDS
HEAVY METAL IN BAGHDAD
[FOUR STARS]

(Vice Films-Arts Alliance)
Early in this compelling doc about Iraqi thrashers Acrassicauda, a band member says, “To stay away from the devil, sing for him.”  This could be these ‘Tallica-loving twentysomethings’ motto, as they struggle to exist within their oppressive Muslin homeland, facing strife that would reduce most American metalheads to tears.  Bassist Firas Al-Taleef says that in Iraq, wearing a Slipknot T-shirt could get you killed; it’s truly moving to see how metal can literally be a life-and-death cause.

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