Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 43

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Directed by: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell
Country: United States, Norway, Scandinavian Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:33:31
Genres: Documentary

Until the Light Takes Us looks back on the early Norwegian black metal scene. Through interviews with some of the founding members, it tries to understand what black metal meant to them and how it was taken out of their control and spun into something else.

A lot of the discussion focuses on Varg’s murder of Euronymous, but Fenriz is around too, to shift things back to the music. While there are a few prominent omissions like Ihsahn, the docu does a fairly good roundup of the others and includes Faust and members from Mayhem and Immortal. There’s also a gore-performance by Frost (however dubious it may or may not be).

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August 24, 2023 10:08 pm

Decent documentary about the shittiest music ever made and the biggest edgelord faggots the world has ever seen

Reply to  Janson
August 29, 2023 11:08 am

you sound like you have a shitty music taste

January 5, 2023 4:39 pm

Fenriz is a really good guy, I feel so warm towards him when I first saw him and learned about Darkthrone. Chill and goofy dude ! I wish to meet him. And as for the whole documentary and all about the black metal shit that had occured in the 90’s, it’s a bit mixed of horrifying but fascinating at the same time. You know they’re edgy, and evil as hell but you can’t stop searching more about them. I really second what my cool guy fenriz said, it shouldn’t have become trendy. That is why some bm elitis, or gatekeepers exists.

Reply to  justagirlfromph
January 6, 2023 1:13 am

Have you listened to Isengard by chance? It is Fenriz” solo project, Highly recommended,
Also, if you are into Satyricon at all, Satyr and Fenriz had a viking metal band by the name of “Storm”.

November 9, 2022 10:23 am

Good documentary about the second wave of Black Metal in Norway,the main protagonist is Fenriz from Darkthrone, but there are a lot of other involved people talking about that time of music, church burnings and murder.

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Reply to  incorp
November 9, 2022 12:17 pm

He used to suck vargs cock…..no lie

October 16, 2022 5:06 am

must see if you are a black metal fan, as it covers the subject matter very well, unlike the terrible Lords of Chaos. Fenriz is a cool dude

June 28, 2020 10:51 pm

This movie is really interesting, especially if you’re really into the Norwegian/Scandinavian Black Metal scene/genre.
This movie/docu clears out things about BM”rumors”, the early/behind the scenes and about the “big names” of BM (ex: Euronymous, Varg, ,,,,).
It’s more “true” than “Lords of chaos”, which is more “romantized” (Idk how to described it).
But I recommand, very facinating and great !! >:^]

Reply to  RedArmageddon
September 19, 2023 12:56 am

For a movie lords of chaos was good. i could care less about the facts. But I still love this documentary :3