Norwegian death metal is a fascinatingly dark corner of the musician-as-fanatic landscape. Early photos of the controversial group Mayhem with black-and-white "corpse paint" makeup are as creepy as low-budget slasher flick stills. They're especially unnerving when you know that members of this legendary band committed suicide, murder, and arson when death metal first took hold of Norway in the early '90s, turning an extreme music into an extreme lifestyle of violent one-upmanship. More than just a genre, this branch of Scandinavian brutality became so severe it begs for a documentary dissecting its... More >>>