Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|At the Pulse of Kapitulation Live in East Berlin 1990 |
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
A classic blast from the glorious past! German thrash metal legends Kreator offer up the rare 'At The Pulse Of Kapitulation - Live in East Berlin 1990' for the very first time on DVD. Upgraded to a 5.1 mix via producer And... more »
Killer Killer Killer!
Jeffrey Blosser | Reynoldsburg, oh United States | 04/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all Andy Sneap is the BEST audio engineer! I mean, who can take an 18 year old recording and make it sound like this. My two favorite bands are Kreator and Nevermore and I am lucky he works with both bands, his talent for mixing and producing makes recordings timeless.
Now for this video.. I remember seeing the Extreme Agression tour in Cincinnati (Coroner was the opener). It was so cool how this video captured the power of Kreator, they are just unreal live and this video does not dissapoint. You can imagine how cool it was for the fans of East Germany with the wall just coming down, most seeing Kreator for the first time. It is a must have!
I understand how the other reviewer felt as to the video not having anything from Coma on it, but there were so many great songs dropped from Kreator's set during that tour, it just proves that they have such a huge catalog of great songs.
Now that King has a bad back and Kreator will not be back in the US for a while this will have to hold me over until a Jan 09 when they are looking to possibly putting out a new album. Oh, and when Mille say's that they are working on new songs and they are BRUTAL, you can take that to heart, it's not like Larz saying the new Metallica album is going to sound like Puppets haha..
KREATOR rules and I look forward to seeing them in the states.
An important piece of metal history for the first time on dv
Michael | FL United States | 04/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first, it seems like this release is another way to prolong the time between the release of 2005's Enemy Of God (which was then reissued as Enemy Of God Revisited) and now. But picking up this dvd/cd set, you know why Kreator had to do it. The concert filmed back in 1990 (orignally on VHS, now for the first time on dvd and cd) was one of the first since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and it's no coincidence that the mood is captured perfectly. German metalheads celebrated seeing one of their favorite bands like it was Christmas, and the energy of the music and lyrics captured the feeling of freedom that was endured. Enough rambling. The concert is excellent. The audio was remixed by legendary metal producer Andy Sneap (also worked on Live Kreation, Violent Revolution, and Enemy Of God) who captures the old vibe of the performance using todays recording technology to make it sound almost like the old is new again. My only complaint is that there's no songs from Coma Of Souls, but since it was recorded before the album, I can't fault it. Extras include the short documentary The Past And Now which chronicles the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effect of it to today, and that fateful performance in East Berlin, as well as the band's popularity to this day. Also included for the first time on dvd is Hallucinative Comas: the short, artful horror piece that was inspired by the Coma Of Souls album, now a director's cut which is complete without the interview footage that was said to have disrupted the flow of the orignal.
So, if you're a fan, chances are you've probably been looking for Live In East Berlin when it was on VHS. First time fans should also check out Live Kreation, and Enemy Of God Revisited."