You’ve almost certainly never heard of Anvil, and yet they are known as one of the most influential metal bands of their generation, without ever gaining commercial success. Dubbed the “demi-gods of Canadian metal”, Anvil have gained a cult following since they formed in 1978. Following a few minor hits in the 80’s, they are now going on a European revival tour in one last shot to fulfil their childhood dreams of being rockstars.
A documentary about the heavy metal band Anvil as they perform on tour and live their day to day lives. In the film we see the ups and downs of touring in a band, the struggle of "trying to make it" as well as taking the opportunity to make some comedic moments such as "hey the place is going to be packed out man" - next shot is of a practically empty gig. Ultimately this documentary highlights poor management and missed opportunities for a talented band despite that fact their music is not everyone's cup of tea.
To me anvil seem like a band which should be more popular than they currently are. Since the band have been together for more than 30 years it's clear to see that these guys are passionate about making good, genuine heavy metal.