Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn

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A feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow the band and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can't find any other common bond. However, during the filming process in 2012, the story abruptly took a dramatic turn, bringing the band into a Kafkaesque nightmare, when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter, blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic. What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats.

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Critic Reviews for Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn

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  • You don't need to like Lamb of God's music - although, for the record, you should because it's awesome - to walk away from As the Palaces Burn feeling genuinely fond of the band.

    Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's only mildly interesting unless you're one of the band's many rabidly loyal fans, especially since Argott, clearly thoroughly embedded, chooses not to dig very deep into the personalities and issues around the incident.

    Feb 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Like the music at its center, "As the Palaces Burn" foregrounds deep-seated anguish and finds tenderness at its core.

    Feb 26, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • As the Palaces Burn metamorphoses from slam-dancing rock doc to genuinely gripping courtroom drama.

    Feb 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Metal music may remain a stigmatised subculture, but As the Palaces Burn proves that there's more tender humanity coursing through its artists and supporters than what the stereotypes imply.

    Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As the Palaces Burn is a documentary on the heavy metal band Lamb of God, and obviously a must for their fans.

    Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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