Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Threshold - Critical Energy|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Six official studio releases, a live album, three fanclub releases, tours with Dream Theater, Psychotic Waltz, Enchant and Pain Of Salvation?Threshold have already made their mark on the international rock scene. After se... more »
Much better than expected
B.Huss | Auckland, New Zealand | 10/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD because I was already familiar with their music. I always enjoyed their progressive style of melodic metal somewhat related to Dream Theater.
But I was also aware that Threshold is still developing a fan base which admittedly is growing and the band is only now starting to get rocognition.
I expected a rather low budget release, not having the financial background to produce anything of lofty standards of the likes of Dream Theater, Rush or other well known acts of this genre. But I was very positively surprised. Picture quality and camera work is very good, but what really blew me away is the excellent sound. The mix is absolutely fantastic, each instrument clear to distinguish and the overall sound very powerful just as it should be for this type of music.
The band is in excellent form, the song selection almost perfect.
The only (minor) problem for me is the performance by the singer Mac. His singing itself is flawless with a great voice but I felt that his performance as a front man still leaves something to be desired. He simply seems to lack the matured qualities of a James LaBrie for example.
But apart from that I can only praise their effort in the making of this DVD and I highly recommend it to anyone who is into prog metal like DT or Pain of Salvation."
4 for Threshold, 2 for the DVD
Halzworth Stevenson | Great Britain | 12/11/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Normally technical issues don't drive me over the edge. I loved Blind Guardian's DVD even with the curious rise-fall sound quality that sort of ruined the show. But either I got stuck with a rather shoddy disc or the production team for this DVD should be shot. For the first half of the show, the sound and the video just don't sync up. In the first few songs there's as much as a half second lapse between what they're doing and what my speakers are telling me they're doing. It became almost unwatchable, although it does improve later on. As for the band they did a good enough job, though not exactly a stellar performance. Mac, I'm sorry to say, is a good frontman only when he's singing. His banter with the audience is painful and while I know it's not really that important it does break up the flow nicely. He ducks slightly out of tune a few times and the band also goes from giving-it-all-they've-got brilliance to seemingly very bored quite often. But they sound great nonetheless and their performance is great. It's just a shame about the DVD's quality, which severely brought down an otherwise fun performance."