Sound — 6
Having seen BFMV four or five times before travelling to Brixton for the Kerrang! 2006 tour, I knew roughly what to expect. To be honest, they aren't the most exciting band live, but they're not the least. However, despite hardly being able to remember the night, I got a second chance at seeing the gig when I found out it was to be released on DVD. Straight away from the dvd, I gathered a basic, average BFMV performance, nothing special, and this seemed to carry on throughout the gig. However, my spirits were lifted when I found myself looking at me drunk, in the second row, screaming along to no control. Rather funny, but if you weren't lucky enough to see yourself on the dvd, it was pretty average stuff.
Content — 7
On the main chunk of the DVD (the actual gig), BFMV seem to be aiming the music at both older and newer fans, with hits such as 'All these things I hate...' entertaining the tons of newer fans and original songs such as 'No Control' and 'Just another Star' fuelling the older fans in the crowd. A setlist all would be happy with. There is extra content on the DVD with many backstage documentaries and even clips from Download festival, which impressed and amused me for a few minutes. The 'Bullet TV' however, I found boring and it all seemed to be filler material for the DVD. The addition of the videos of 'Hand of Blood' and '4 words (to choke upon)' videos along with the released videos from 'The Poison' album are great for the fans, but the special features seem more aimed at newer fans, rather than fans that appreciated their older work more. Nevertheless, still some good features all round.
Production Quality — 8
Production tricks are not widely used in this dvd, but I rate that as a good thing as a live concert should be left as it was seen on the night. The atmosphere is not portrayed on the DVD with the charisma the gig actually seemed to have, but then again, what live DVD ever does? Not really a big flaw, just if you want the atmosphere, buy a ticket instead.
Overall Impression — 6
Personally, I believe that BFMV used the DVD to cash in on some new-found fame, and despite the certain songs for the older fans, it stinks of a cash in, aimed at the fans just getting into BFMV. I was impressed at the amount of special features on the DVD and the actual gig itself wasn't bad, but whole DVD seems mediocre and a bit too 'live dvd' routine overall. Overall, if you went, buy it as a memento, if your an over, addictive fan, possibly buy it as a add on to the albums, but if you're just the average BFMV fan, I'd save your money and wait until the next album comes out, or better yet, buy a better-than-average live DVD. I reccommend Motley Crue's 'Carnival of Sins' or RATM's 'Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium', but live dvd's aren't usually all that good and this is no exception.