Sound — 8
I think Hawthorne Heights is a great band, but people always flame them because of one song that is emo. I think more people need to actually go buy their CDs because there is some great talent in them. Hawthorne Heights has a great 3 guitar attack that sizzles with the the 3 soothing vocals. I think the story of this DVD is basically what the name of the DVD title says. "This Is Who We Are". It's the title of the DVD and a really great song. So basically, the story of this DVD is about them and who they are. I think more people need to give them credit for just being a band, just because "Ohio Is For Lovers" became their first hit, doesn't mean people should flame them. what if another single came out before that song? I bet people wouldve changed their minds, because this band is great.
Content — 8
The DVD starts off with their single, "Saying Sorry" and shows a blind folded girl in the back. The whole DVD has many features. The features on the DVD are "Tour": a little segment about the Vans Warped Tour and the Never Sleep Again Tour. "Profiles": A brief background on each band member with some laughs. "Studio" - a little segment of how the whole studio process works into creating their new songs. "New songs" live performances of "Where Can I Stab Myself In The Ears", "Light Sleeper", and "This Is Who We Are". Finally the last segment of the DVD is the main event. "CGBG's": A legendary rock club. Hawthorne Heights performs songs off their first CD "The Silence In Black And White". Very entertaining, and I love to watch it over and over. Although they are off hen they play live, it gives fans some eye candy. Some hidden things on this DVD I found out was pretty weird. When you leave the title screen idle, at the end of "Saying Sorry", the blood moves sideways on the girls face rather than down, and that was awkward.
Production Quality — 9
Production quality of this DVD was great, but the DVD is very very light. I wish they had some stuff in the case that makes it feel like you're getting something special. Some neat things that Hawthorne Heights does in production of the dvd, is that they work with their fans a lot and they seem like really nice guys. Hawthorne heights trendy? Well if you like to wear their clothes then yes, but for me, I just wear what ever, so I wouldn't really know if Hawthorne Heights would be considered trendy.
Overall Impression — 8
I compared this DVD to Taking Back Sunday's "Louder Now:Part One", because those are the only music DVDs I have. Although Taking Back Sunday puts on a way more impressive show than Hawthorne heights, this DVD was alright. The most impressive thing on this DVD is that they go in depth of what it's like to be on tour, and how hard they had to work. especially on the Cgbg's concert, you could see that JT and Micah were getting tired but yet you could tell they were having fun. If this DVD was stolen I would most certainly buy it again just because it costs 10$ and this DVD rocks.