Black Metal: A Documentary
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If you're looking for in-depth and insightful interviews that tell a story or the history of black metal, then you are going to be VERY disappointed. By this for fun, not for education or expectations of an epic documentary.
Bill Zebub, best known for making low-budget horror films whose names I can't reproduce here (for those reading this somewhere that values freedom, i.e. anywhere that isn't Amazon, I'll supply you with the titles of such deathless cinematic gems as Jesus Christ Serial Rapist and Rape Is a Circle), weighs in here with, as the title would imply, a documentary about black metal. It is absent of narration (though it does feature an interviewer on occasion), simply sitting back and allowing band members to dig their own graves. And, as expected, the subjects are often stupid, more often unintentionally funny, and always filled with far more self-importance than they should have. (Oddly, the most affable of the bunch is the one who actually is black metal royalty, King Diamond.) And I say this as a fan of the music. Compare it to, say, The Misanthrope, Nocturno Culto's doc about Darkthrone's members wandering around the forest living their lives, and Black Metal comes off as amateurish. (And Nocturno Culto is an amateur filmmaker, while Bill Zebub is not. Think about that for a second.) Unless, of course, you consider the idea that Bill Zebub's intro is a load of bull, and his objective was to make everyone in this movie look like a fool. I'm pretty sure we'll never know the answer. I can't really recommend it unless you're a huge fan of the genre, and even if you are, I'd suggest double-featuring it with The Misanthrope to get a view that's a little more balanced. ** ½
this was poorly done just like his magazine and dont waste your time.
thumbs down....way down...give up and please quit breathing Bill.fgt.