Live From The Eye Of The Storm [DVD] review by Ill Niño

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  • Released: Nov 23, 2004
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.5 (4 votes)
Ill Niño: Live From The Eye Of The Storm [DVD]

Sound — 9
This has to be one of the best sounding DVDs I have heard, from the very title page the riffs and pounding lyrics of Cristian Machado grip you as you choose where is best to go next. The footage on the interview with the band has very good sound indeed and the live performance is perfect.

Content — 10
The DVD contains a live concert, long documentary/interview with the band, all the videos (up to the year 2004), a photo gallery and short featurette. You couldn't ask for much more there are even other little suprises to be found. The concert is performed at a gig they are supporting at which is a bit of a let down because the crowd might have enjoyed themselves more at a Ill Nino gig, the set however is a classic with all of Ill Nino's greatest songs (excluding one's from One Nation Underground). The crowd go mad at the sight of such tracks as How Can I Live? and Liar. The only let down really is the lack of Ill Nino fans at the gig as well as a feeling that somehow something slightly more special could have been included maybe a sneak peak into future work but alas it is of a great standard.

Production Quality — 8
The quality is alrite, special effects are good throughout the menu screens, and camera angels are varied. However the live show has a lack of razzle dazzle, probably because this is not the done thing at an Ill Nino concert however you just don't get the feeling you are part of it like you do in Green Day's Bullet In A Bible. Otherwise the DVD is produced well but again the Live Performance is the let down.

Overall Impression — 10
This seriously has to be one of the greatest metal DVDs ever, but this only really will apply to those few fans who have been there at a gig and need the whole Ill Nino back catolouge. I would pay thousands of pounds for this DVD but luckily it's a lot cheaper. It's highly impressive and can be watched hundreds of times without getting bored. The only real downside to it is the fact it wasn't shot at an Ill Nino Gig. it's also very good for getting to "know" the band members and thier interests.

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    Deathcore Dude
    yah i agree on the live performance...i dont think it was cristians for the extra stuff it could of used some more stuff like e.g a tour documentary or studio documentary recording the album 7.5/10