A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness Review

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A three-part documentary following near-silent musician Robert A.A. Lowe from a 15-person collective in Estonia to a Finnish forest and onto a black metal concert.


Bookending segments in an Estonian commune and a Finnish hideaway with a seven-minute, 360-degree panorama of a lake at dusk and a black metal gig, this avant-garde triptych is neither as subversive nor immersive as intended.

As a rumination on existence, this never gets as deep or as insightful as it wants to.