• Studio:
  • Release Date:
As the Palaces Burn Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: As the Palaces Burn is a feature-length documentary that originally sought to follow Lamb of God and their fans throughout the world, to demonstrate how music ties us together when we can’t find any other common bond. However, during the filming process in 2012, the story abruptly took a dramatic turn when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested on charges of manslaughter and blamed for the death of one of their young fans in the Czech Republic. What followed was a heart-wrenching courtroom drama that left fans, friends, and curious onlookers around the world on the edge of their seats. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 25, 2014
    91
    With the shift from conventional rock doc into something more sophisticated, As the Palaces Burn remains enthralling all the way through.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Feb 25, 2014
    80
    A startling examination of how artistic principles translate into real-world actions, and a moving portrait of a genuinely, unexpectedly brave man.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Winning
    Feb 25, 2014
    80
    As The Palaces Burn ends up as gripping and unexpectedly moving as anything John Grisham’s ever scribbled.
  4. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Feb 25, 2014
    60
    A fly-on-the-wall look at the band that will thrill fans but may not convert too many non-believers.