Sound — 9
Parkway Drive are at the forefront of Australian hardcore. Their harmonized guitars, pummeling drums, and in your face breakdowns are captured beautifully by Adam Dutkiewicz in the studio. The DVD has finally been released in 2009 after years of relentless touring in almost every place humanly possible. It has already reached gold status in Australia which is no surprise as the band is hardworking to say the least. From Beijing to Brisbane, there is no venue that Parkway will refuse to play. The sound on the DVD varies from the lull of the beaches at Byron Bay, narrative from the band members, and studio/live versions of the band's songs.
Content — 9
This DVD takes the viewers from Parkway Drive in their hardcore garage hey day to Parkway Drive in all their glory. From band member changes to descriptions of life on the road, the reality of touring is exposed with open honesty. There are fun days surfing in California and rough days with no gigs in Germany. These boys truly love the outdoors. It was delightful to see them in pastiche scenes playing all over the world. Watching Jia drop the pick live was unexpected and hilarious. When the audience replies with a unified "CARRION" after the intro of the title song, all of Parkway Drive's efforts are summed up in one perfect moment of truth.
Production Quality — 8
The production quality is a step up from most band DVD's. A notch above the I Killed The Prom Queen DVD for sure in terms of quality. Guys with video cameras attached to their heads leaping into mosh pits. That's state of the art. That's f--king technology right there.
Overall Impression — 10
This DVD is a must see for any Parkway fan. It's hard to tell viewers what was the most impressive moment. You can your worries and triumphs in the band themselves because they are extremely down to earth, modest, and honest people. This is a band that won't sacrifice great friends for strangers that are more musically adept. Having seen them live I know they deliver musically with terrific chemistry.