Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Long overdue, Blutengel is set to release their live DVD, Live Lines, on their new North American home, Metropolis Records. Filmed with nine cameras on the Demon-Kiss-tour in 2004 in Dortmund and Cologne Germany, the prod... more »
The night is full of roses, black roses in my heart
EMqube | Houston, TX USA | 02/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was shocked when this was released. It's not everyday you get a fantastic Darkwave DVD to add to your collection.
If you are a Blutengel fan, this is an absolute must-own; if you're not a Blutengel fan, you will most likely hate this.
Such a polarizing band as this doesn't really have a middle-ground to find, you love them, or you hate them.
I found the set-list to be comprehensive, wide-ranging, and overall very enjoyable. The "concert" is more performance art than music however, so buyer beware. The band doesn't play any instruments on stage, they just sing while performing mini-plays to the music.
The abundance of reds on screen tend to bleed pretty bad on an LCD television, and when paired with the blacks on screen the image tends to get very bad at some points. Other parts of the show are not as hard to watch, but the blacks tend to crush into each other the whole performance.
Pretty decent supplemental material, including music videos for "No Eternity" and "Angels of the Dark", bring extra value to the disc, and the backstage stuff and video series for the 'Schmerz' songs are pretty cool for fans.
I must admit that I am a huge Blutengel fan, so I already knew going into this that I was going to love it, so keep that in mind.
I can't imagine you would be looking at this DVD if you weren't a Blutengel fan as well, so go ahead and pick this up, you won't be disappointed."
M. Nikic | South Australia | 05/05/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Blutengel but this DVD release is embarrassing!! The "live" concert includes an excellent set list, but that is about where the positives end! I would have loved to have seen some live keyboards and drums but the music is just pre-recorded and the only live aspect is the vocals, which, unfortunately, are terrible. Both Chris and Constance disappoint, hardly hitting a correct note all concert. They try to add an element of excitement by bringing on some gothic vampire chicks to dance and crawl around suggestively but this fails to cover up the fact that Chris has the onstage presence of a cardboard box."