Original Sin: The Story Of Goddamnit [DVD] review by Alkaline Trio

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  • Released: Mar 11, 2008
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.6 (7 votes)
Alkaline Trio: Original Sin: The Story Of Goddamnit [DVD]

Sound — 10
Great audio quality. I don't know how they got such good recording sounds from live videos from, for me, so long ago. The audio from the interviews is also really good, there's no parts where you're left thinking anything like, "Huh? I couldn't hear that." The Occult Tours audio quality was also really good. You could hear both Dan and Matt sing clearly as well as their respective instruments. No one overpowered anyone else.

Content — 10
The Original Sin not only includes background stories of the creation of Goddamnit, but also the story of how the band came to form. The DVD also includes explanations of each song on Goddamnit as well as combined clips and audio of each song from when they originally toured to promote the album in order to form whole music videos of each song (which was really cool). The DVD also includes music videos from the Occult Tour (which is a set of Goddamnit in it's entirety) they recently have done. The DVD is so extensive, it lasts hours.

Production Quality — 10
The quality of video is very good for what it is. They "downgraded" the recent interviews in order to fit the feel of Goddamnit (seeing as it was published 10 years ago). It's really neat how they did it, I think, as it adds to the whole "feel" of the album itself, as well as the purpose of the DVD (to celebrate a decade since the album's release).

Overall Impression — 10
This is, by far, the most extensive DVD I've ever seen. I was blown away at everything it contained. Not only is there a whole concert on the DVD, but a compilation of older videos that forms the equivalent of a whole concert. If this DVD was stolen, I would buy a new one No Doubt. It's only $13 for a DVD/CD combo anyways. Thanks, Mike Park! If you're a fan of Alkaline Trio, you need this. Even if you're not a huge fan, you still need this; it's downright amazing.

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    Not a bad review =]. I love this album, and the DVD is so awesome. Every Trio fan should own this.
    im a huge alkaline trio fan and will definitely be picking this up! thanks for the review!