Mirror like polish!
J. Kowalczyk | NYC | 12/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am writing this to counter another reviewer who seems to have looked a little too deeply into the directing approach of this DVD. By no means did the director do a bad job. This fellow review just seems to disagree on a personal level about it, commenting on shirts and sexual preferences (really, dude?) I also have a keen eye for directing and found that the approach taken did not remove anything from the shear greatness of the performance made by Emperor. It's shot crystal clear in 16:9 with cameras on booms, cameras on wheels, cameras flying through the air, cameras EVERYWHERE. I feel the director did a wonderful job capturing this performance as a whole and the production is razor sharp. The sound that go's along is earth shattering. Levels are spot on and leave no desire to remaster your EQ. I must say it sounds better then the original recordings. For $11.50 there is NO WAY an Emperor fan should pass this up. I would pay $30 for this if I had to.
The bonus track is a little over an hour of DV cam recordings of shows and the sound quality compared to the Wacken show will have you fast forwarding a bit, but be sure not to pass the Trym cam that shows him whaling live for about 3-4mins straight. After the live shows Ihsahn and Samoth belt out a few bars of a few songs. It runs for about 5-7mins You can see side by side how smoothly they blend opposite scales into one harmonic, wonderful Emperor sound. There is also a small booklet in closed with full page live shots from the show. I don't know how someone could bash all this for $11.50. For shame!"