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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 has claimed that he was portrayed as a "power-hungry lunatic" in this movie, and that this is a deliberate misrepresentation based in part on the cultural misunderstanding of his passion for role-playing games in the 90's. Taking on fantastical personal titles and playing war-games with fictional factions on world atlases has become a normal part of culture now, but was noted as a suspicious form of power-fantasy by police investigators in the 1990's. See more »
When Euronymous is introducing Manheim as the drummer in the rehearsal space, Manheim is sitting behind a 5 piece, single bass, blue drum kit. When they being playing, he's sitting behind a 9 piece, double bass, blue and white drum kit. See more »
The US theatrical and DVD releases were cut for an R rating, toning down the gory violence of Dead's suicide, Faust's stabbing and Euronymous' murder.
The unrated 'directors cut' version is only available on Blu-ray in the US. It runs for 118 minutes instead of 116 as per the R-rated version. See more »
There's a lot of fan thing crap spoiling the reviews
Get something straight up front - this is a movie, not a documentary. It will have errors. Get over it, move on.
As a whole it does well to bring to life the schizo genius/idiocy of the roots of black metal. It is ~90% accurate which makes it leaps ahead of most docu-dramas. To the unwashed, this may seem like a parody of sorts. But the reality is that the main players were a fringe crazy that was beyond parody. Yes, they were all probably like that and the film understates it if anything.
Black metal is a thing. Yes there is a point about the desecration of Asatru shrines. No it does not justify anything. If the film does have a flaw it is in emphasising satanism and odinism - no, their thing predates that. It is otherwise a fine retelling, Don't listen to the _Mayhem_ cultists. This is a good movie.
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