September 23, 2023

FSM Media

by Dianna Ranere

Metalocalyspe: Army of the Doomstar – Review

Pickles reprimands Murderface in Church while Toki listens to his headphones.

Mark your calendar! On August 22, the long awaited release of the original animated movie – Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar – will be available to own on Digital & Blu-ray!


After the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth, DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge: write the SONG OF SALVATION and save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?


Behind the Metal Curtain (Featurette) – Dive deep into the making of Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar with interviews with show co-creator Brendon Small and his team of writers, animators, and musicians as they share the inspirations behind turning the hit Adult Swim series into its first feature film.

The film stars Small, Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt (Metalocalypse), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy® Award-winning musician), King Diamond (KING DIAMOND; MERCYFUL FATE), Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated SeriesThe Machine), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), Jon Hamm (Confess, FletchTop Gun: Maverick), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Juliet Mills (Passions), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), Raya Yarbrough (Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – a Klok Opera), and Livia Zita (2022 winner – Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).

From Adult Swim, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment and Titmouse, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar was written and directed by Brendon Small (Metalocalypse). Executive producers are Small, Chris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), Antonio Canobbio (Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (Big Mouth).


If you are a fan of the Metalocalypse series, you aren’t going to be disappointed, you are gonna love this. This hyperbolic black comedy doesn’t disappoint, and you will get all of the same dark, and sometimes gross comedy that you are used to. I still get a kick out of the album-like art style that just grabs you in, especially if you are old enough to have lived through the true metal experience back in the 80s.

As always, it’s a fun watch, heads a great storyline, and is one that you will want for your collection. Grab it on digital and Blu-ray on August 22.

Pickles struggles to keep everyone focused in church as William Murderface, Toki, and Skwisgaar cause distractions.