Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014)




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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.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | February 27, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Like the music at its center, "As the Palaces Burn" foregrounds deep-seated anguish and finds tenderness at its core.

Full Review… | February 25, 2014
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 24, 2014
Time Out
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Even if you hate the music, there's much here to impress.

Full Review… | March 2, 2014
Observer (UK)

Don Argott's documentary about the heavy-metal band Lamb of God would have been a conventional rock doc if it had not been for a tragic incident at one of the band's concerts in Prague in 2010.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Independent (UK)

[A] watchable fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Full Review… | February 28, 2014
Radio Times

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