Sound — 9
I only picked up this DVD because I'm a huge Black Sabbath fan and I was curious to see what Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were up to these days. I have never heard any of these songs until I bought this DVD. I was very impressed. I guess that the guys were just getting bored and needed something to do when it came to putting this together. I heard that Bill Ward was originally going to take part in this but later backed out. I guess he only wants to do stuff with the original Sabbath. I don't blame him, because the original Sabbath is unstoppable. But Vinnie Appice does a great job on this album. Plus he played on two studio albums with this Sabbath line-up and Bill only played on one so I think that it made more sense to get Vinnie. They really are a great band and they've got a great heavy sound that can't be ignored.
Content — 9
This is a live concert DVD that has a 15 song set list that is in no way disappointing. It also has four short documentaries to go along with it talking about the band, fans, venue and stuff like that. Set list: 01. E5I50/After All (The Dead) 02. The Mob Rules 03. Children Of The Sea 04. Lady Evil 05. I 06. The Sign Of The Southern Cross 07. Voodoo 08. The Devil Cried 09. Computer God 10. Falling Off The Edge Of The World 11. Shadow Of The Wind 12. Die Young 13. Heaven And Hell 14. Lonely Is The Word 15. Neon Knights
Production Quality — 10
Well since this is a recent DVD the quality is very good. The sound and picture is amazing. With the technology of today there really is no excuse for the quality to be bad at all. Whoever put this DVD together did a very impressive job. This DVD is virtually flawless when it comes to quality. I think that a Blue Ray version would be good if it will ever be released and if they aren't so expensive.
Overall Impression — 9
Well this isn't really Black Sabbath and in my opinion it's not as good as the original Black Sabbath is. But I recommend it for any real Black Sabbath fans. If you are a Tony Iommi fan you will love it. I guarantee it. Also all of you Ronnie James Dio fans will love it too. The most impressive thing on this DVD is just how well the guys play together. Every member of this band is extremely talented and they need to be given more credit than they have received. After hearing all of these songs I became curious to hear what the original versions sound like. So I went out and picked up The Mob Rules album and I only have one complaint about this DVD now. They didn't play "Country Girl".