Sound — 8
To start off, HAARP is one of the best DVDs that iv seen. The opening containing the classical theme is EPIC. Yet it is missing certain sounds in the concert. To begin with, the bass. you can barely make out the riff from hysteria, a song with one of the greatest bass riffs ever. The audience sees this too as they take a moment to cheer. And super massive black whole was done poorly by Matt. Apart from that, the playing is impressive all around, especially by the drummer, Dominic Howard, who doesn't miss even a beat. It's upsetting to see that "Bliss" wasn't included in the song lineup. Overall, the sound by this incredible group is at a relative high.
Content — 7
The content to HAARP is poor, sadly. The "gallery", has only a few photos of the performance, but is a nice touch. The DVD is of muse live at Wembley stadium June 17th and contains the whole powerful performance. Whereas the CD contains a selection of songs from their June 16th performance. It is sad that plug in baby wasn't included in the CD, as it is one of their bigger songs, yet it leaves the DVD to be looked forward to. It is sad also that a making of section or muse interview isn't included in a special features section.
Production Quality — 9
The production quality of HAARP is incredible. The opening of the DVD uses an effect that has everything in black and white but keeps in the red of Matt's suit and the green of Dom's pants, drawing you're eyes to the performers. This trick is used to create an authentic portrayal of the show as changing point in history. The lighting at the show is brilliant, spanning every colour you can think of, and flashing in time with the music. The clarity is picture perfect also the use of camera fade is taken advantage of to flow images into each other fluently.
Overall Impression — 8
HAARP is a wicked production and competes with the best of any artists albums and dvds. The sad thing is, though, that Muse didn't go above and beyond to make the production "perfect". If I lost this cd, I would buy another unless muse put out another live DVD album.