Twisted Sister – “Metal Meltdown” DVD (Loud & Proud Records)
Filmed at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on May 30th 2015 in commemoration to much beloved drummer A J Pero, “Metal Meltdown” is the 17 track pure adrenaline experience of a Twisted Sister show taking in their best songs including ‘Stay Hungry’, ‘I Am I’m Me’, ‘I Wanna Rock’ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’. With a longtime friend of AJ’s in renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) this charged show at The Joint brings together the intimacy and sweat of Twisted Sister’s legendary bar days with movie style cinema and professional sound. Even better however, is the accompanying rock documentary interviewing the band, with key figures in their history from the owners of Emmett’s Inn, Ed Trunk (who reunited them) to Atlantic Records Phil Carson to rockers like Scotti Hill, Tom Morello, ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and of course, infamous video “Animal House” star Mark Metcalfe! With so much Twisted Sister material out in recent weeks I’m really glad that none of it has been really duplicated and together they offer a complete and satisfying testament to one of MTV’s greatest metal bands. Whether the band tour again let along release another record, I think its safe to conclude that there’s enough material out there to keep even the most ardent SMF happy – and Tipper Gore’s PMRC rolling in their graves for eternity!