Their story was too unreal — surreal — and insane to be true — but it was. — Philip H. Anselmo
A multi-part documentary on an underground metal band might at first blush seem like lowercase-“o” overkill, but fucking hell if vocalist-cum-director Bruce Corbitt’s gritty, fun, edifying celluloid love letter to his long-running, legendary, Decibel Hall of Fame outfit Rigor Mortis doesn’t utterly, completely justify the ambition and expanse.
Winner of the 2014 Housecore Horror Fest Best Documentary award, Welcome To Your Funeral Part 1 takes a deep dive into what narrator Anselmo calls “arguably the most notorious band in the history of the DFW metal scene,” presenting a narrative of underdog persistence and unlikely triumph destined to awe grizzled fans even as it makes believers out of the uninitiated.
Welcome to Your Funeral is basically the Mean Streets meets Karate Kid of metal docs, buoyed by epic interviews, get-the-fuck-outta-here anecdotes, relentless double bass and Mike Scaccia’s nutty pick hand acrobatics.
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