Iron Maiden And The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal

Iron Maiden And The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal
At two-and-half hours, Iron Maiden And The NWOBHM is as verbose as its title. It’s also misleading, yet another documentary that boasts featuring a rock legend in an attempt to draw in the unwitting. This unauthorised film is more a fan’s documentary about the British heavy metal movement than a direct retelling of events as permitted by Steve Harris and crew, who aren’t interviewed once. That’s left to former singer Paul Di’Anno, of all people. Pilfering interviews with Diamond Head, DJs, historians and critics from other equally notorious "docs,” much of this is well-worn ground. Some elements have depth, such as showing the world NWOBHM acts such as Samson, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Priest, etc. actually formed in, and the bonus NWOBHM quiz, featurette on the New Wave and Radio One and extended interviews add a few revelations for even the best read fan. Passable but cheap, this disc is modestly interesting only to devout metal geezers who know all this shit already. (Sexy Intellectual/Chrome Dreams)