Heavy metal is a lifestyle. It’s a living breathing genre of music that has ravenous fans. Heavy metal is for all ages, but youth is really where the fury and power of the genre comes from. Netflix’s newest movie, Metal Lords is about two kids starting a band in high school. The full synopsis from Netflix goes like this:

Two kids want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal. Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) is a diehard metal fan —is there any other kind?— who knows his history and can shred. His dream in life is to win at the upcoming Battle of the Bands. He enlists his best friend Kevin (Jaeden Martell) to man the drums. But with schoolmates more interested in Bieber than Black Sabbath, finding a bassist is a struggle. Until Kevin overhears Emily (Isis Hainsworth) slaying on her cello. The motley crew must contend with school, parents, hormones and teen angst while trying to get along long enough for Skullf*cker to win the Battle of the Bands.

Metal Lords is directed by Peter Sollett, written by D.B. Weiss, and stars Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, Adrian Greensmith, Sufe Bradshaw, Noah Urrea, Analesa Fisher, Michelle Fang, Phelan Davis, with Brett Gelman, and Joe Manganiello. There aren’t too many movies these days espousing the gospel of heavy metal. Metal Lords releases on Netflix on April 8th, 2022.

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