At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. –IMDb
This is a wonderful and very moving documentary about actual artists. Not those shitbags you'll see in the papers or on tv. It is also a documentary proving that the music industry is fucked. ... and I didn't cry because it was sad. I cried because I had the feeling that I might end up like these guys. Which is great and very depressing at the same time.
Pocas veces un documental de rock logra ser tan conmovedor como The Story of Anvil, ya que en la mayoría de los casos se busca retratar a los grupos y sus pormenores, durante alguna larga… read review
Anvil’s strife, however sad and unfortunate it may be, is documented beautifully. Seeing their optimism and talent continually trumped by forces of cruelty or incompetance becomes exponentially more… read review
Initially told that Anvil! The Story of Anvil was like a true life This is Spinal Tap!, it didn’t take long to discover the comparison misleading. Anvil is not a bunch of hacks that no one likes; they… read review