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New England Metal Hardcore Festival 2003
New England Metal Hardcore Festival 2003
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004     2hr 45min


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock & Metal
Studio: Trustkill Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/23/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

ShadowOfDeath is a poser
Jasper D. Davenport | 11/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dont listen to that goober. Most of the bands on this DVD are 10 times more hardcore than Slipknot, and they prove it with their music, not simply thinking they're bad by putting on some silly masks and spewing F*ck every other word. Granted I am a bit of a slipknot fan, but to a point. However anyone who claims to be a metalhead based soley on their opinion of one of the most commercially popular bands in metal, you know hes had his head under a rock. Go rent this DVD again, PoserOfDeath, and actually watch it this time. It might do you some good."
Good, not great.
Brutus Cornwall | on the toilet, being honest - I love wireless | 08/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second review I've done for this DVD - I guess the first one was too harsh, it didn't get posted.
Anyway - Let me preface all this by saying I was at this fest and I'm a death/thrash metal kinda guy - so if I say Shai Hulud sucks don't take it personally.
The Good - The footage and sound is good for the Haunted, Killswitch, Shadows Fall, Opeth, Nevermore (ok sound), Lamb of God, and a couple of others. On most tracks the sound fades in and out because the vocalists are running around like maniacs not holding the mic properly, but putting on a good show. This kind of music is notoriously hard to record (and play) live because of the complexity but most bands pulled it off.

The Bad - Overall the video footage is amateurish - as evident by the HEAVY use of filters, effects, and quick cutting. Many of the bands are utter garbage - they could have left out 60% of the trash and given me more Haunted and Opeth etc..... The bonus materials are wretched - sound, video, and band quality. Also, this DVD seems to have many errors in the coding causing freeze frames and trouble navigating the menus. The interviews between songs contain some brainless questions and even more brainless answers. Couldn't someone ask them some well thought out questions on musicianship or their love for metal? Do I really need to know what their favorite curse word is or if they'd pick up a $20 bill laying in dog poop - garbage.
This is a long festival - fans are tired, drunk, and blurry eyed by 7pm usually - just to explain the appearant lack of participation.

It is a very fun festival though and the DVD does a decent job of capturing the spirit. Maybe they'll learn from their mistakes this year and spend some money on a professional film/sound crew and leave out the 2nd and 3rd tier garbage bands."
Highs and Lows
The Deac | Bristow, VA United States | 08/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The highs greatly outnumber the lows. The performances from Shadows Fall, The Haunted, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Opeth, Lamb of God, Bleeding Through and Lacuna Coil are worth the price of the DVD alone. Skip the Eighteen Visions though...that portion is horrific. Definetely a good variety of bands, and I recommend it."
You guys don't know what you're talking about
Metal fan | 11/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, despite the occasional really bad bands on this DVD such as...I won't say them in order to avoid offense, but there are some sweet bands such as Shadows Fall(saw them in concert, it was the coolest experience of my life), Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Unearth, Opeth, ect. And the interviews after, although the questions are stupid, i enjoyed it very much because you got to see the personalities of the band members, not trying to answer serious questions, but having fun, and if we can't have fun, please let me in on the point of life. All around, good DVD, keep in mind that you don't have to watch the gay bands, but a great purchase for fans of the GOOD metal music."