All Excess [DVD] review by Avenged Sevenfold

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  • Released: Jul 17, 2007
  • Sound: 7
  • Content: 8
  • Production Quality: 7
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 7.8 Good
  • Users' score: 9 (103 votes)
Avenged Sevenfold: All Excess [DVD]

Sound — 7
Well first off this DVD isn't one for a tour or live concerts or anything, but rather a behind the scenes story of Avenged Sevenfold. It does include, however, a collection of shots from different shows while performing 'Bat Country.' The music you hear is a live version of bat country, you just don't know which show was the one they recorded it from.

Content — 8
This DVD is basically a full history of Avenged Sevenfold with a bunch of other random facts thrown in there. Did you know The Rev lived in a laundry mat for 6 months? I bet you don't care, but if you do, then by god you should buy it. If you are a real Avenged Sevenfold fan, you will probably enjoy it, but if not you would think it was a waste of time. If your thinking about buying it, remember that it's more of a one or two time see kind of thing. Once you have seen it, you will already know every little thing you could possibly know about Avenged Sevenfold already. It's more of collectors item after that.

Production Quality — 7
Most of the DVD was actually shot with hand held camera's, so the quality isn't necessarily the best. Although a lot of it was shot with hand held cameras, I think it was better that way. It would have felt like you were watching the History Channel if it was all interviews and past shows. I do applaud how they can take these shots, combine them with some old pictures and cell phone videos of past concerts, and some good quality interviews and turn it into quite a decent production.

Overall Impression — 9
Overall it was a pretty good video. It really makes you feel more connected with the members of Avenged Sevenfold by knowing there struggles and such. There's nothing I really hated about this DVD, but if your not a real Avenged Sevenfold fan, but might not like it. It's not like just a bunch of shows and there songs, but more of an informational DVD. Just on a subject you might pay attention to. If it was stolen I probably wouldn't buy it again, though. It's more of a one time see movie, and after watching it serves as more of a collectors item. If your really into collecting Avenged Sevenfold merchandise, though, I would totally advise you buying this DVD once more.

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    i really like this DvD. i thought it was a great way to show everyone what they are really like.
    GodofCheesecake wrote: Avenged Sevenfold make incredible music, but they have a downright shitty image. They say they're not trying to make music simply to appeal to mainstream, yet they do EVERYTHING that a steriotypical MTV metal band would do, i.e. drugs, drinking, partying nonstop, etc, and they release a DVD showing them doing just that, which means they WANT people to see them doing that, because they think it makes them look cool..., its means they like to party and arent a bunch of stuck up stiffs dvd was great, fun and inspiring its funny to see the rev wear a komono in high skewl a7x for life
    i loved this dvd, it was defintaly the shit, so for all you avenged sevenfold haters you can all suck a ****en dick lol...learn how to appreciate good music, they have gone really far for just a beginning band, jeez cut em a bit a slack
    cyclonus78 wrote: i tell u what, listen to a song called 'innocent exile' by iron maiden and ul see where avenged got the idea of using the opening and bridge riffs in Second Heartbeat from
    Your a ****ing imboseal.. I just checked both riffs. 1. They sounds nothing alike anyway 2. They're not even in the sme key. 3. They don;t use the same scale/Progression 4. You're still... An imboseal. =D