When: Sat., Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. 2012
Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse" is full of satire, but it's mostly an homage to creator Brendon Small's favorite musical style. Small keenly crafts representative music, from the high-wire guitar solos to the churning rhythmic black hole below. Live, Dethklok, a Small-led quintet, is more melodic than aggressive, unlike such trailblazers as Cannibal Corpse or Napalm Death. With All That Remains, Machine Head, the Black Dahlia Murder.