Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hour of Despair|
Actor: Solitude Aeturnus
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Get ready for an hour of despair with the uncanny doom metallers from Texas! The tracklist of their very first DVD release is comprised of songs filmed and recorded live on their visit to Poland, and includes songs from th... more »
Texas Doom Legends Prevail
Lady in Black | Texas, USA | 12/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love doom metal as much as I do, this is a must-have! The audio/video production is excellent and the bonus footage from '87 & '92 make it well worth the price. While I agree that some members of Solitude could be a bit more lively on stage, this isn't a pop band - it's a DOOM band, people! John Perez's enthusiasm more than makes up for it, and trust me, the audience was there to see them... the club is packed and everyone is intensely watching, but they're from a repressed country, Poland, and respond differently than Americans or those crazy Greek audiences. ;-) This is a collector's item and the only way most people will ever get to see the Texas doom legends live, so buy it!"
Hired guns phone in their performance....
e5150 | United States | 11/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I felt really bad for John Perez and Rob Lowe as I watched this. While they are clearly enjoying and getting into the show and playing/singing their hearts out (though I can do without Rob's goofy "trance dance"--you'll see what I mean), the bass player (James Martin, whose cheesy skull shirt looks as appropriate on him as spikes and leather would on Dick Clark) and the other guitarist (Steve Moseley) are clearly waiting for the show to be over so they can get their paychecks. Even John's headbanging and enthusiasm can't make up for their lackluster stage presence. No, not lackluster...NON-EXISTENT! You could put a couple phone booths on the stage in their place and it would be more exciting to watch. Yes, it's THAT bad. We're not asking them to include a dance routine for chrissake, only to at least look INTERESTED in putting on a good show. These new guys are an insult to the band and the fans and need to show some love for the music or be shown the exit. A total embarrassment.
Another thing that bothered me is how John does all of the song introductions. That's the singer's job. Back off.
If not for the great interview with Rob and John, and an actually WATCHABLE, not cringe-worthy performance from 1992 this would be a complete distaster. Rob was smart to look towards a future with Candlemass if this is the way things will be....
I rate it 2.5 stars, but will choose 3 here just cuz it's the band that made "Into the Depths of Sorrow". Anyone who rates it higher is either in the band's entourage or related to a member and is only doing the salesman bit, especially if from Texas, and shouldn't be believed. It's a shame their "Days of Doom" video from way back couldn't have been added on here. Now THAT was a good video..."
B. Hines | Chesapeake,Virginia | 11/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i love this band ,but this dvd might be a mistake for these guys.they barely move onstage & dont put on much of a show.plus the slows songs are all together then the faster ones are together so it makes the setlist not flow very well..."