Live From The Eye Of The Storm Review

artist: ill nino date: 12/23/2006 category: dvd
ill nino: Live From The Eye Of The Storm
Released: November 23, 2004
The footage and performace on this DVD was mind blowing but they really should have filmed in another city because Phill was painfully pathetic. Except for the mostly dead crowd, DVD is a good buy for Ill Nino fans.
 Sound: 8.5
 Content: 10
 Production Quality: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9
Live From The Eye Of The Storm Reviewed by: unregistered, on january 03, 2005
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Sound: My only complaint in the sound department is when the lead singer stops singing and the band plays an intro or solo guitar part. There is too much emphasis on the crowd noise, and they sound un enthusiastic. The sound is loud and full when the band is singing, but while there is now singing, the dullness of the crowd drowns out the sound of he guitars. // 8

Content: The Confessions are a nice touch put in place by the band, and the behind the scenes feture gives a good inside look at the band memebers themselves. The only downside is the number of songs performed during the live show, which could have included many more. // 10

Production Quality: The production was good on this DVD, and it is apparent that they spent a good amount of time on it. The only thing that was kind of annoying was the close-up camera shots of the lead singer, and the lack of full crowd shots with the band in the middle. // 8

Overall Impression: This DVD is excellent, and besides the dull crowd noise, it is definitly worth your money. The most impressive thing on this DVD was the live show, giving those who havent seen Ill Nino a real chance to see what they're like live. If this DVD was stolen from me, I would hunt down the person and force them to buy me a new one. // 10

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overall: 9.3
Live From The Eye Of The Storm Reviewed by: jmorris3, on december 23, 2006
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Sound: This has to be one of the best sounding DVDs I have heard, from the very title page the riffs and pounding lyrics of Cristian Machado grip you as you choose where is best to go next. The footage on the interview with the band has very good sound indeed and the live performance is perfect. // 9

Content: The DVD contains a live concert, long documentary/interview with the band, all the videos (up to the year 2004), a photo gallery and short featurette. You couldn't ask for much more there are even other little suprises to be found. The concert is performed at a gig they are supporting at which is a bit of a let down because the crowd might have enjoyed themselves more at a Ill Nino gig, the set however is a classic with all of Ill Nino's greatest songs (excluding one's from One Nation Underground). The crowd go mad at the sight of such tracks as How Can I Live? and Liar. The only let down really is the lack of Ill Nino fans at the gig as well as a feeling that somehow something slightly more special could have been included maybe a sneak peak into future work but alas it is of a great standard. // 10

Production Quality: The quality is alrite, special effects are good throughout the menu screens, and camera angels are varied. However the live show has a lack of razzle dazzle, probably because this is not the done thing at an Ill Nino concert however you just don't get the feeling you are part of it like you do in Green Day's Bullet In A Bible. Otherwise the DVD is produced well but again the Live Performance is the let down. // 8

Overall Impression: This seriously has to be one of the greatest metal DVDs ever, but this only really will apply to those few fans who have been there at a gig and need the whole Ill Nino back catolouge. I would pay thousands of pounds for this DVD but luckily it's a lot cheaper. It's highly impressive and can be watched hundreds of times without getting bored. The only real downside to it is the fact it wasn't shot at an Ill Nino Gig. it's also very good for getting to "know" the band members and thier interests. // 10

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