Sound — 10
Rise Against sound is like a sonic onslaught of punk rock fused with the screaming of Tim Mcllrath, and this DVD shows just how much they really are like that. This DVD is a Documentary called "How we Survive", which talks about the tours that they partake in. As for music, you really get to hear them and see how good they really are live in the "Burn Hollywood Burn" section. They sound amazing live. Even so, the "Like The Angel" and "Paper Wings" solo sound better. it's the best they've sounded yet.
Content — 7
This DVD's main feature is the documentary "How We Survive". It's basically them talking about each other, friends and family talking about them, and them(the band) talking about family and their lives and the tours and stuff. As well as that, it features "Burn Hollywood Burn", a live section, which I was pretty underwhelmed with. On the back it says it including "Injection", "Like The Angel", "Black Masks And Gasoline" and "Paper Wings", but that's all that's included. The way it is worded makes you think you're getting more, but you're not. It's still my favorite section though because they're so awesome live. The other section is "Making... of Videos", which has all their videos, and the making of "Swing Life Away" and "Ready to Fall", which are both fun to watch. that's all there is, it has no special features or anything.
Production Quality — 8
The quality of the filming on this is pretty decent. The production of "How We Survive" and "Making... of videos" is good, but on "Burn Hollywood Burn", the filimng captures some really good shots, but sometimes the filming is poor, but still, the quality of this DVD is still pretty good.
Overall Impression — 7
As a die hard Rise Against fan, I was somewhat Dissapointed with this DVD. I was hoping to see some good live footage, but only for songs are played live. The best thing on it is the live performances, though. I love how it features all of their music videos and the making of "Swing Life Away" and "Ready To Fall", I was dissapointed with the live cuts, and was presently surprised with the "How We Survive" documentary. For a Rise Against fan like me, get this DVD. If your not a big fan, save your money and buy something else.