Lords of Chaos

2018

Lords of Chaos (2018)

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A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Two hours is a long time to point out how foolish and sexist teenage boys can be over and over again.

Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Lords of Chaos provokes both awe and repulsion, but not necessarily admiration for a musical form and subculture unwaveringly devoted to literalism, no matter how extreme.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Euronymous shaped the Norwegian Black Metal scene. You'd think that'd make him cool, but Åkerlund wisely doesn't buy it.

Jan 27, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Director Jonas Åkerlund handles this cruel and sad material with sensitivity. He lets you laugh at Euronymous' pretensions and his Mean Girls-style cruelties, and makes you recoil from the destruction and desecration the band promoted.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Intriguing, well-acted and impressively crafted story.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Though a little overdone in places, Lords of Chaos is a fascinating, suitably bleak window into a most infamous and disturbing corner of music history.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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