by Gerry Mak in New Film on Monday 10 May 2010

Director Tony Stone’s debut film, Severed Ways, went over the heads of most audiences. The digitally shot film about the Norse discovery of North America didn’t conform to the typical three-part narrative we have come to expect in cinema, it was mostly without dialogue, and it showed one of the Vikings taking a dump.

I think it was one of the most powerful articulations of the core black metal aesthetic, a genre which also goes over (or under) the heads of most people. I’m totally stoked to see Until the Dark Takes Us, a documentary about Norwegian black metal by Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell.