Paul Hibbard’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watched again and would like to reiterate I love that this movie is so good and about themes this meaningful and is about a metal musician. Film is behind in not respecting all genres of music that can be amazing. There's an over-glamorization about a guy with a guitar in film, mainly because it helps hone in on a singular story. As opposed to a fuller band or wider music production, which tends to make better music.
I hear people compare Sound of Metal to The Wrestler. I don't really see it in tone. The Wrestler has more of a dread of self destruction hanging over the movie while this movie is more of a wandering tone of a person finding acceptance and their place in the world. But the similarities overlap with a respectful and compassionate look of someone within an industry film and society sometimes dismiss.