Heavy metal is funny, isn't it? All those forty-something year old blokes with their leather pants and their long hair, wailing to the sound of twenty minute guitar solos followed by another twenty minutes of break-neck drums. To the average Joe, the very nature of the culture of metal is something to be mocked, a reliable source for parody. The likes of Spinal Tap and Metalocalypse base their entire premise on this notion. They exist solely to poke fun at the genre, and its surrounding ideologies, highlighting stereotypes and pointing and laughing. On the surface Brutal Legend looks to profit from similar exploits, and in a way it does, but for the most part it delivers a far more satirical look at the music industry in general, whilst all along preaching a certain respect for the heavy metal sub-culture.