"Cannibal Corpse, the band is crazy enough but after seeing this video you get to see how crazy their fans are too. At one point in this DVD, the guitarist describes a typical Cannibal Corpse fan. 1. Cannibal Corpse t-shirt 2. dirty facial hair 3. hasn't showered in a couple of days. At another point in the video George Fisher tells us that he has worn the same jeans for the entire U.S. tour and he has gone 12 days without showering before and he doesnt care. Ok...I think you understand how crazy Cannibal Corpse and their fans are. Cannibal Corpse puts on an incredible performance in this DVD and it is great to see all the metalheads out in the crowd moshing to their music. You see people wearing Obituary, Six Feet Under, Slipknot, Immolation, Marduk, Morbid Angel, Deicide, and of course Cannibal Corpse t-shirts and you really get to appreciate metal. The two music videos in this DVD are pretty cool but the shining moment is when Corpse plays "Hammer Smashed Face". They play the song perfectly and the crowd goes absolutely nuts moshing as hard as they can. Cannibal Corpse is a great band and after seeing this DVD I definitely want to see Cannibal Corpse live myself. With "Gore Obsessed" coming out in February a world tour is sure to take place and I definitely will be checking that out."
Pounded Into Dust
Aaron Allison | Sterling, VA (Northern VA) | 01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is an excellent example of Cannibal Corpse in their live show. Talented at what they do, they know their music well and they perform it perfectly. Bassist Alex Webster is incredible, and he uses no pick with his bass guitar. Performing some of their old songs, their greatest hits, some new ones and a little footage from each member keeps this DVD interesting to watch. 2 music videos, "Sentenced To Burn" and "Devoured By Vermin" that are uncensored are on this and about 20+ minutes of footage with the guitarists tuning up and the drummer going at it for a sound check. This DVD is worth buying, especially if you've got surround sound and excellent quality for your DVD player, you'll love it if you love Cannibal Corpse."
I Rest my Case. They are brilliantly brutal!!
MusicFreak | FL | 09/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aaaarghhhh!! I finally got it! I already had the CD, but I just couldn't resist getting the DVD 'cause I've never had the pleasure of seeing the Corpse live (pun, anyone?). And what a brutal pleasure it is! The sound is very clear for such complex and extreme music. Every instrument is perfectly audible. The only small, tiny gripe I have is with Fisher's stage presence. His vocal delivery is faultless - it is brutal, precise, and passionate. But he mostly just stands there with his left foot propped up on the monitor, and headbangs when he isn't singing. He could maybe move around a bit more, be more expressive. But, hey,maybe he's just into delivering his vocals, and that's fine, because, again, he does do that amazingly well. The videos are awesome, too bad the super crappy mainstream bozos on Mtv don't play them. Very gory and scary. They should bring back the Headbanger's Ball and play this (and other) stuff. The extra footage at the end ain't that great - just your typical soundcheck. I expected drunken manic behavior, not a serious soundcheck and cool, sober chat with some fans. Goes to show how professional they are. They might not shower much, but musically, they are on top of their game and taking care of business. Now, the title of my review alludes to a case. The case is this - People who slag CC saying they can't play have obviously not seen them play. I have played bass for 11 years, and I play Jazz now, but I did play on a Death Metal band in the mid-90's. After watching this, it is painfully obvious that I could not pull off most of these songs, unless I practiced them very slowly for several weeks, and gradually sped them up. That applies only to the non-tapping songs. Alex plays some very complex tapping parts on several of these songs. Because I have never bothered learning to tap, the songs on which he does tap I would need months to master. In short, saying that these guys can't play is just like saying that Aretha Franklin can't sing. It is just plain WRONG!! Therefore, after watching this, I rest my case. The guys in CC are amazing musicians. I'd rather hear them than show-off "virtuosos" like the guys in Dream Theater, who think they are musical gods. Canibal Corpse f--- rules, and they can outplay those posers any day. Period."
Another good Cannibal performance
Jeremy Whitman | Lafayette, Louisiana United States | 01/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful DVD this is. Over and hour of live music and short interview clippings as well as two music videos are enough to satisfy even the band's older fans! The great track listing, lifting material from every studio album, also adds a plus to this release. Unfortunately, the sound suffers due to Cannibal Corpse's signature guitar sound (which, you must admit, is not the cleanest) and their recent 6 to 7-string downtuned evolution. The result sounds fine through a PA, but not through your itty-bitty TV speakers. Their stage-presence has also faultered since '92's "Eats Moscow Alive!" video, but the band's actual playing ability has vastly improved. The addition 20 or so minutes of sound-checking footage is a really nice touch for the fans, as well."
Cannibal Corpse fans will devour this "body" of work whole!
BD Ashley | Otago, New Zealand | 04/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cannibal Corpse are one of those bands whose CDs you don't put on when the extended family come around to visit
Admittedly, taken at face value, the fans represented on this DVD make Slayer's fans look like they ought to be at a friggin Tony Bennett concert by comparison! It makes me grateful to realize how normal I actually am (Stop laughing.)
Anyhow the DVD kicks off with a brilliant performance of STARING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and the band steamroll their way through a 16 song set of songs from their then-current album BLOODTHIRST as well as classics like HAMMER SMASHED FACE, SKULL FULL OF MAGGOTS & "a song about shooting blood out of your...." (Blue-veined custard chucker). Brilliant entertainment for the kids. I want Cannibal Corpse to play at my wedding. It'd be amusing to see my 79 year old grandparents moshing to DEVOURED BY VERMIN. (Or SEVERED HEAD STONING. I nearly busted my gut laughing when I first heard of that song title).
In all seriousness though, this is a great DVD, but you have to watch it a couple of times to really get into it. What I don't understand is how people seem to knock the Corpse as being untalented musicians. Watching this, you can see what highly skilled musicians the entire band is. Speaking form personal experience I can say, It takes smart people to be stupid. (OK, as I've said I'm not Einstein, but I'm not a cabbage either). Alex Webster's bass playing is bloody phenomenal! The man is right up there with Les Claypool of Primus and Sean Yseult, best known for playing in White Zombie (She's hot. I admit I have a soft spot for women with green hair- Sean, will you marry me?).
In a nutshell, this DVD kicks "donkey" (ass) ( I seem to have a censorship problem with some of my content, though I can't for the life of me figure out why).
The only disappointment on the DVD is the extras which are just a stupid pre-concert sound check, which will leave you feeling a bit ripped off. On the plus side the uncensored video for the awesome "Devoured By Vermin" is on offer, as is the amusing clip for "Sentenced To Burn", in which Corpsegrinder looks constipated for the entire video and is on the verge of pooping out Mount Everest. Very funny. I can just image old Sir Ed Hillary seeing this and saying "Struth! I'm not bloody climbing THAT! Let the Aussies knock that b*****d off!". A must-have for any metal DVD collection. I paid NZ $60 for this and (soundcheck aside- how about some nekkid wimmen as bonus content? ) and it was worth every cent. Buy it.
Finally, I must say I'm looking forward to hearing some of the music from Corpse guitarist Jack Owen's side project, Adrift. It's meant to be more mainstream, but it still oughta rock."