Season 1 Episode 20

The Metalocalypse Has Begun

Aired Sunday 12:30 AM Dec 17, 2006 on Cartoon Network

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  • Fantastic -- made me a fan!

    I hadn't had much interest in Metalocalypse until I saw this episode. Now, I'm going to be a lifelong fan. The episode exhibits all the classic examples of a Metalocalypse must-see: an excessively elaborate stage performance; wanton blood and gore and fan deaths; laughably inane dialogue among band members; and most importantly, a greater sense of the band's ominous power.

    Bonus points for character development especially in the form of interaction between Toki and Skwisgaar, and a greater glimpse into the workings of the Illuminati-like Tribunal that observes Dethklok's every move.

    The combination of the music, the over-the-top action and the band's bizarre antics make this one a keeper. It's both the series' strongest episode and a great introduction to the basics of the show and it's cast of freaks. Highly recommended.