Until the Light Takes Us is the most comprehensive doc yet on the often misunderstood Black Metal genre.
The directors, Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell, moved to Norway and lived among the bands and fans for years to get access to properly tell the story of the scene and its lifestyle. The controversial genre first got media attention in the mid 90’s thanks to a rash of church burnings, suicides and even a murder, all of which get in depth coverage in this doc.
Members of Mayhem, Darkthrone and other bands involved in the various incidents are all given screen time in the documentary. Until the Light Takes Us takes a measured look at the scene and controversies without relying on the tabloid angles that the vast majority of mainstream media took in their coverage of the scene.
Until the Light Takes Us/Factory 25/1 DVD/2010/93 mins.