For Fans of the Band While They Were at Their Height
Daniel Springfield | East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania United States | 07/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD initially because I wanted to see all the videos that My Dying Bride had shot and I had never seen before (having lived here in the United States). I had seen their last two videos ("The Cry of Mankind" and "For You") because Peaceville had placed them as enhanced tracks on the Meisterwerk discs -- I had also seen "For You" initially on the Canadian music station "Much Music" on digital cable. While seeing the other videos was not a bad experience, I ended up being more impressed with the live set recorded in March 1996 in Krakow, Polland. On the DVD, the sound was mastered in glorious Dolby Digital 5.1 and the quality of the video was excellent. It really proved to me that My Dying Bride are quite an impressive band to see live. Also on this disc is another live set almost as good as the Krakow one. The sound quality, apart from some early technical problems, is quite good but the video quality suffers from somewhat poor lighting so the band is kind of hard to make-out in the shadows. All in all I strongly recommend this DVD to anyone who loves My Dying Bride but more specifically those of us in the United States who have not had the opportunity to see them live, especially in their original line-up."
Must have for fans
Hal Bornkamp | Salinas, CA United States | 06/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After discovering this wonderful band only a few years ago and finally hearing their entire body of work it's nice to now have a live image when getting lost in their music.
Especially rewarding to see the original band at it's peak. I believe it's the Angel and the Dark River tour. After the following album the violin/keyboard player and one guitarist quit and the drummer(remarkable) had to leave for health reasons.
This timeless magical era in doom metal is indeed a feast for the senses and will invigorate your psyche and soothe your soul.COME TO AMERICA LADS!!!"