A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.
Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal,... See full summary »
Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating 'true Norwegian black metal' with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos.Written by
Varg Vikernes stated in a 2016 video that Mayhem, Burzum, and Darkthrone all denied this movie rights to their music. However, since then it has transpired that the movie does in fact contain some of Mayhem's songs and (according to an interview with Jonas the director) "the key players" are on board with the film. See more »
I love all genre of music, Can't say I'm a huge fan of death/black/speed/grind/etc metal but I do remember hearing about these guys years ago and I admit I did walk in blindfolded only to research the facts afterwards.
My humble opinion is, everyone poo poo'ing this movie is an angst person that probably loves the fiction over the fact or visa versa. "What have you done lately"
The direction is good, the acting, the story and yes, it is quite visually graphic at times, but if you do some research then you will understand the necessity.
Far from the best movie, however a very well made insight into a tragic event that never needed to happen.
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