Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
ElChevelle | Colorado | 03/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From the band's drummer:
"I have been assured by our label that the DVD is definitely meant to play through both speakers. Please dont hesitate to contact Crash Records at 480-496-9634 if you have any problems with the DVD. This is EXTREMELY important to the band. We are very happy with everything about the performance and are going to get very hands on involved with correcting any manufacturing problems as they appear............ "
Mine does it as well as everyone I've heard from."
M. Wolf | Cedar Rapids, Iowa United States | 03/08/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I really thought that this Live In Japan DVD might be a step up from the Live In Phoenix DVD that was released in 2004. I was sure wrong!! The only track that the band performs, that is NOT on the Phoenix DVD is Doomsday For The Deceiver. Other than that one song, the set list is EXACTLY the same. The bad news does not stop here. Can the performance be played back in 5.1 Surround? No! Speaking of the audio quality, there is no sound (except for static), out of the left channel. All the sound is out of the right channel only, and the drums, bass, guitar, and vocals sound muddled, and each one cannot be heard distinctly or separately in the mix. Let's move on to the next subject-video quality. If you like watching a live performance from about 40 rows back, you will be absolutely THRILLED with this product. If you have the "zoom" feature on your DVD player, you will be using it during the whole concert, as the filming that was done was so dreadful, that you can barely see the band on the stage. Did the DVD include a booklet with pictures or other info on the band? No. Was the set list diverse and enjoyable? No. Was there any quality bonus features? Not really, unless you want to see a video that the band put out in support of a song off of their new album. What more can I say? Crash Music should be totally ashamed of having released such a shoddy product to fans and consumers. I would have waited longer for this to come out, or would have paid more for a well produced quality product. This was obviously rushed, and put out on a budget of about $1.50. Even if you get lucky enough to get one without the audio problems, I wouldn't buy it. I was just lucky enough to get my money back."
Douglas Hernandez | 06/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"People are crying and complaining about the `quality' of this show-the wide-shots from a distance camera angles, the quality of the audio, etc. Flotsam and Jetsam was, and still is, an underground band, and being one sometimes means doing what you can within the budget you've been given. I guess people whining about this DVD are simply too accustomed to the latest fancy products from In Flames or some bigger label. This is a 45-minute performance from Flotsam and Jetsam, with a high level of energy, which shows. They mainly focus on old material, and true headbanging thrash anthems like "Hammerhead" and "No place for disgrace" are included. You also get two video clips from most recent albums. I immensely enjoyed this and I recommend it you're a fan of old-school thrash and aren't a crybaby who only likes polished products."