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Overrated and a HUGE disappointment.
drfunkalicious | 05/16/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What follows here is an extremely sloppy DVD that could have turned out as one of the finest memoirs of the Converge live shows. If the footage isn't grainy and poorly shot then the sound is so appaling that everything degenerates into a mash-up of white noise and occaisional snare drums. There are some videos are truly magnificent - "Conduit" and "Colour Me Blood Red" from the early half of the DVD are both magnificent. The DVD fails because it's comprised of footage that the fans have shot - a nice idea in itself, but it's just crap. The song selections are a little bizzare. There a surprising ammount of songs from early releases such as "Caring and Killing" and not enough from the later, more finely honed, releases like "Petitioning.." "When Forever Comes Crashing" and "Jane Doe".The DVD cannot be faulted for content. Three complete live sets as a bonus and well over 4 hours in total. For the time that Converge invested in selecting footage and making the DVD, I'm surprised at how extremely below par it is.Avoid unless you've never seen Converge live, are obsessed, or have money to blow."
Make New Friends and Rerecord the Old
xExpensiveTastex | 06/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unloved and Weeded out is necessary for any and all Converge fan. It includes new material such as the two first songs 'Downpour' and 'Flowers and Razorwire' which are all done beautiful. I mention this two songs because they embody Converge's ability to go from a bone crushing, chaotic, melodic song, and right into a beautiful, hearfelt song and still sound like it couldn't have been done better. Their is also a rerecording of 'Homesong' which was my only complaint with the whole album, and a minor complaint at that. On the original recording of 'Homesong' on the album Petioning the Empty Sky, Kurt Ballou stops the song to fix his gitar string and Jacob Bannon manages to cut his head on the mic stand, all the conversation during this period of time is recorded and was very amusing, but sadly these events did not transpire during the rerecording. Every rerecording of their old songs are much tighter, cleaner, brighter, heavy, and better sounding. The rerecording of 'The High Cost of Playing God' almost sent me to the hospital it hit so heavy. They also include two live songs off their album The Poacher Diaries, which exemplify Converge's live talent. If you ever wished you could here a small collection of Converge's best songs rerecorded to perfection and some new material that shows promise for the future of hardcore and metal, this is the album that does that. It is also one of the best examples of this band's true talent and true capabilities, and a great CD who wants to hear Converge at their best hour. This new friends and rerecored old will deffianetly keep me going to Converge's next release, but if this is any indication for the future, buckle your settbelts ladies any gents because this is gonna be one wild ride!"
I Hope A Sequel Stands In The Making
D. Miller | Grand Rapids, MI | 10/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an enjoyable DVD for the most part. But it suffers from different videos of the same songs. I wish every video was for a different song. I grew somewhat tired of watching repeating renditions of Color Me Blood Red, When Forever Comes Crashing, and My Unsaid Everything. Overall, I did like this DVD, just wish it had a more vast song selection. But the footage of entire sets, the downpour video, and the first version of Color Me Blood Red made it worthwhile. The blazing highlight though, was the video of the set they played in some guy's basement, classic. It also gives you a genuine close-up of the utter madness Drummer Ben Koller is capable of. Everytime I see Converge live, he is always the main event for me. I've never seen a man go buck wild on a kit like he can. For everything it lacks, theres still something to make up for it, so yeah, this is a decent DVD to own. Drop a dollar on it why don't ya. And see what made this band legends in the Live show department.
And the downpour video, best video ever made, should have won an award, a great thing to watch at Thanksgiving or any family gathering."
x | The mitten. | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow... This is an awesome DVD, a very large collection of live footage, mostly bootlegged (yes, the sound quality is sometimes lacking). I think the idea of a bootleg collection is perfect for this very raw band which always performs WITH the crowd, not just FOR the crowd. My only wish is that it had been postponed, so their two newest music videos would be included. Full of old performances with various line-ups, 3 shows in their entirety, and a music video... This is an excellent package, definately worth the price for a fan. If you haven't seen this brutal band live, this will give you a good idea. For example, the singer climbing a mass of thrashing bodies piled on top of eachother during "Conduit." Awesome."