Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Until The Light Takes Us Trailer

I remember watching Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen's Metal: A Headbanger's Journey as they covered the heavy metal bands from Norway. Though only a small part of the film, these rockers definitely became the most memorable portion of the documentary. In the early 1990s, they were accused of several murders, church burnings and other sadistic acts, and they're legend quickly grew into European Satan worshipers- taking sadism to a whole new level.

As odd as it sounds, I remember wishing to learn more about this group and how one isolated country could produce such violence from a music scene. After several years, there is finally a film dedicated to unearthing these Norwegian rockers' stories. Until the Light Takes Us tells the story of the small musical genre known as Black Metal. Obviously a controversial subject, from the trailer it seems directors Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell appear more interested in painting a portrait of the individuals then lambasting them as pure evil.

The result is a documentary I wouldn't recommend to the faint of heart, but the trailer is so well done I can't help but instantly add it to my 'must watch' list. Until the Light Takes Us opens in limited theaters in late November, so catch the trailer either at the film's website or at Apple.com

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