Sound — 7
While Sinister Gates and Zachy Vengeance shred their guitars simultaneously, The Rev throws a double base pedal sound that will not quit. Johnny Christ gives a effective performance but M. Shadows steals the show with his amazing vocals. Almost too amazing if you know what I mean. The use of pre-recorded music is more than prevalent during a number of their songs. The sound is more than incredible but that's kind of the downer. It wasn't real.
Content — 8
This concert was done in Long Beach, CA and it was obvious the So Cal city was paying homage to their home town heroes. The band does a great job incorporating the crowd when the play the cover of the infamous Pantera's "Walk". They play all their best songs from "Wake of the Fallen"; "City of Evil" and Self-Titled Album. At no points in time are going to disappointed with the set list. Although it comes with very few features, this DVD holds it's own and is fun to watch over and over again. Especially if you're stuck in a town that doesn't have many concerts.
Production Quality — 9
The production was professionally done and had all the smells of major label. It filters the crowd and music beautifully and gives the feeling of listening to a CD. Good job overall, but it is the same old, same old we are use to from arena rock bands. If you're in to that kind of thing. I know I prefer realistic.
Overall Impression — 8
The DVD compares well to the newest albums, however it is a far cry from "Sounds of the Seventh Trumpet"; a personal favorite of mine. Even though I was sadden to see these guys turn so trendy I was more than entertained with this DVD. It captured the most important part of music... energy!