Slayer: The Repentless Killogy

Slayer: The Repentless Killogy ★★★

Slayer is and will go down in history as one of the greatest bands on earth. Sure, their final release, Repentless isn’t the best in their career but still shows the same kind of uncompromising energy as usual. Following that, this is an ambitious release; mixing a fictional plot with the band performing but the film makes a big mistake to assume that we care about the ridiculous plot whenever the music stops. This ambition only goes for 30 minutes too, as we then shift to a regular Slayer show instead of seeing the gang rock out in a winter-forest (with Kerry King looking like a grumpy gnome) as before. On the other hand, while the film doesn’t dare to go all-out with the plot, the plot is so bad that it’s much better when we see the regular Slayer show. The show lacks much visual gimmicks, but that’s fitting for the band and instead we get well-edited images (and having to see Gary Holt rocking the most cringey boomer-shirt about killing Kardashians...) of an incredible band with some incredible songs.

Basically, a great show with a band destined for history, but the silly mess of the first leg here really drags down the film.

2019

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