“Until The Light Takes Us” was an interesting documentary about the now-infamous events that took place in the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 90s. A small group of performers decided that their mission should include not only music, but a wave of anti-Christian activism aimed at kicking the religion out of Norway altogether, which resulted in numerous church burnings, several murders, and lots of generally anti-social behavior. I’ve never been a particularly big fan of the music style but have always found these events fascinating in a morbid sort of way.
Not only focusing on the extremities, but on the movement and ways behind them. We have all seen the documentaries on the Music itself. The interview with Varg Vikerness was quite interesting, as well as Fenriz’ his talk on his childhood. The only downside of this documentary is the lack of broadness, they only interviewed a limited amount of musicians, which might be considered as a flaw in the documentary. I really liked the fact that the creators chose Fenriz from Darkthrone as the main guide throughout the whole movie as I think he’s got the most neutral stand in the whole Norwegian Black Metal scene.
The Blu-Ray comes with a short film of deleted scenes. You also get outtakes, an alternate ending and a class on the history of Black Metal. The 1080p transfer is stunning for a music documentary. The same goes for the slightly lossy Dolby track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to Metalheads.
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