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Better Than Anvil


Last Days Here is a 2011 documentary about the the current life and self imposed struggles of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of  legendary underground doom metal band Pentagram, a band which is best described as an up tempo, street wise version of Black Sabbath..

When we are first introduced to would of been, could of been rock star Bobby Liebling, he is such a wretched drugged out mess that not only wouldn’t it be a surprise if he were dead by the end of the film, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were dead by the middle of it.

It doesn’t take long to figure out why his current manager is so psyched to see Bobby get it together and make a comeback of sorts. Pentagram’s songs are featured early and often, and those songs have a certain way about them that will leave you wondering why you haven’t heard them before. Combined with excellent editing by the filmmakers, Last Days here is never weighed down by the potentially impossible situation of getting it’s main character right. Doom and gloom present itself sure enough, but the film is able to capture and show you the edge without becoming the edge and bringing everyone down with it.

You wont want Bobby Liebling in your house, but after hearing a few Pentagram songs and seeing how they affect people, you also wouldn’t pass up the chance to have a beer with him.


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