Lamentations [DVD] review by Opeth

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  • Released: Feb 24, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 9
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (25 votes)
Opeth: Lamentations [DVD]
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Sound — 10
For a live performance Opeth is a band you will not want to miss. When they are live they are perfectly set to go and will not mess up at all. That's how concentrated they are. They still have the classic sound and despite getting tired from the performance, Mikael's death growl still holds up great towards the end of the set. The thing that really made this sound so good is how they did the Damnation set which is all quiet, and then go straight into the heavier sets for Deliverance and so-forth. It is an amazing switch and utterly astounding.

Content — 9
The concert consists of two sets in one concert, actually. The first being Damnation and the second being Deliverance. I like the fact they did two albums, but I can't remember if they did all of Deliverance and some songs for other albums. There is also a documentary on the making of the albums they perform which includes interviews and set descriptions that are very neat to check out. I only wish the band would have shot some music videos for the mezmerizing Damnation songs or even the Deliverance songs. Even just for that, this gets a 9.

Production Quality — 10
The production quality is immediately noticable during the first song, Windowpane. The sound is top-notch and there is not just one camera moving around the stage but there are cameras set up around all of the members of Opeth so you get a very in depth look at the band. The video quality is outstanding as well with very clear picture.

Overall Impression — 10
This is probably one of the greatest bands of all time so it is not hard to get into Opeth. Evne if thou art a fan of soft rock you can buy Damnation. That shows how unique and versatile Opeth are. They can be soft and docile one moment and then be all death metal the next. Mikael Akerfeldt has to be one of the most Metal people in the music business. I bought this DVD for 13.99 at a store that raises the prices you know so buy this DVD because it is high quality and will save you bucks.

2 comments sorted by best / new / date

    heminder
    this dvd is great. the show is recorded superbly, with awesome sound. the bonus material i found was a nice insight.
    JVDumarC
    I just got a few words for this DVD... FUCKING AWESOME. Sweet song selection, flawless performance, awesome documentary. HAIL OPETH!