01 Jul 2019s Lords of Chaos
2019s Lords of Chaos
Lords of Chaos stars Rory Culkin as the late Euronymous, founder of the black metal band Mayhem. This is somewhat based on actual events, so it fits in a weird kind of true crime/horror niche. I don’t think I need to worry about spoilers here as this info has been around since the early 90s, but I’ll still stay away from them.
As a film fan: I loved it. Well made. Brutal. Good music.
As a metal fan: eh. It clearly takes some liberties on the events that happened, which is unfortunate since most of the guys are still around and events are public record, but it is a movie and they sometimes sensationalize things to make them better for the film. I was a metal fan and musician back then, and still am, but I’m able to separate those feelings and judge the movie strictly on the movie.
Really much better than I expected it to be. I waited until it was streaming on Hulu to watch, but would have gladly paid to see it. I’ll probably watch it again, and rewatchability says something for it.