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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.
Like the music at its center, "As the Palaces Burn" foregrounds deep-seated anguish and finds tenderness at its core.
As the Palaces Burn metamorphoses from slam-dancing rock doc to genuinely gripping courtroom drama.
As the Palaces Burn is a documentary on the heavy metal band Lamb of God, and obviously a must for their fans.
Even if you hate the music, there's much here to impress.
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.
[A] watchable fly-on-the-wall documentary.
[Blythe is] a performer desperate to prove his emotions are for real.
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.
For fans of Lamb of God, or metal in general, this is essential viewing.
It's a weird little hybrid movie. It becomes unforgettable at just the point where you were beginning to forget it.
A document of extreme heavy metal fandom goes south when the filmmakers fail to comprehend the gravity of their own material.
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