The Watchman
Lords of Chaos - the devil is in the detail
Feb 26, 2019 · 8 min
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One of my favourite music biographies that actually read more like a true crime novel is Lords of Chaos by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind. I burned through my first reading of it like a Norwegian church on the 6th of the 6th at 6am, I could not put it down.

The stories of murder, suicide, arson and Mayhem contained within its pages have helped to cement the legend of Norwegian Black Metal as being one of the most dangerous and extreme forms of music ever created. Even though those closest to the subject matter have openly claimed the book was a load of crap.

What a great idea for a movie!

When they said they were making a film based on the book I was intrigued. Were they going to further dilute this story and dispel the legends, or would they push this genre closer to the fashion statement that a lot of it seems to be these days?

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