• Netflix Release Date: April 8, 2022
  • Director: Peter Sollett
  • Stars: Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, Adrian Greensmith, Brett Gelman, Sufe Bradshaw, Noah Urrea, Analesa Fisher, Michelle Fang, Phelan Davis, Joe Manganiello

Metal Lords Trailer



Metal Lords, a Netflix original film directed by Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) and written by D.B. Weiss (co-creator of Game of Thrones), tells an unlikely (yet oh-so-relatable) story of teenage rebellion. The story revolves around a high school trio who don’t fit in for a variety of reasons—whether it’s due to their short stature, their niche cultural interests, or their fluctuating mental health issues—and, as a result, form a pretty kickass heavy metal band. When the school announces a battle of the bands, the stakes are raised even higher, increasing their motivation to abandon their repertoire of Black Sabbath covers in favor of original songs. Prior to making significant progress, the pressure of constant practice and a blossoming romance drives a wedge between the friends, threatening to bring the group to an end altogether. Even though much of Metal Lords appears to be a heavy metal parody of School of Rock, the film reveals a genuine sincerity throughout its running time. It’s true that the motivations of these characters are completely implausible, and the narrative may appear to be wildly improbable. Even with its lighthearted tone and obvious high school schadenfreude, Metal Lords manages to avoid becoming an uninspired pastiche of popular culture.

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