With their fifth studio album, The Inner Circle, everything is right on track with the Swedish precious metal forge called Evergrey. The album release last April was followed by a hugely successful North American tour with... more » Iced Earth and Children Of Bodom, heavy rotation of three videos on Headbanger?s Ball on MTV2, many festival gigs in Europe and a club tour through their home country. A Night To Remember was recorded and filmed in Evergrey?s hometown of Gothenburg and became the absolute highlight of the tour. The historic concert hall of the Storan Theatre (dating from the early 19th century) serves as the backdrop, with its fantastic scenery and acoustics, a breath-taking light show, the band in top form, and the audience (many of which arrived from all around the world) on fire with excitement. A Night To Remember was filmed with 7 roving cameras and in 5.1 DTS Sound and contains all six of the Everegrey video clips, in depth interviews with all of the band members and plenty of backstage footage, including studio reports and tech talk.« less
"I would classify myself as a causal Evergrey fan but I can verify that this DVD kicks ass. Let's begin with the music... the band picked a great night to record because they are dead on and extremely tight. I'm still having a hard time choosing a favorite tune because they're all awesome and there is quite a spectrum to choose from. Some are straight metal, some rock, some ballads, and occasionally a progressive groove is thrown in for good measure.
The video is very sharp and clear and the eerie lighting totally enhances the viewing experience. The video editing and camerawork is outstanding... it's not choppy like many concert DVD's that jump from one shot to another in a nanosecond, and it's nice when the camera is in the right place at the right time. Like camera on the guitar player during the guitar solo, duh! Again, outstanding work! The audio choices are stereo or DTS 5.1... DD 5.1 is not provided which is fine since both mixes sound great. Personally I like to hear a concert mix sound live and this does well to emulate that.
The packaging is great also... complete with a very cool slipcover and booklet. I have yet to see all the DVD extra's (about six hours long) and most of it, besides the videos, looks like it was recorded with a regular camcorder, so the sound and picture aren't great but there are some very humorous (almost Spinal Tap) moments, for example, the engineer explaining how he records each individual cymbal and drum in stereo with two mics.
All concert DVD's should have the complete uninterrupted concert, great video without choppy editing or crappy superimposed graphics, great sound with multiple audio mixes, great music, and interviews/chatter as extras (not rudely stuck in-between tunes). This DVD has all that... and is a must have. "
Incredible Night To Remember!!!!
Elton Lee | Boston, MA United States | 05/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yahoo!!! Finally it is in my hands!!! Wow!!! I just finished watching the entire concert.... Unbelievable sound, visual and performance!!!! From The Opener Blinded to the closer The Masterplan, the crowds were roaring and cheering all the way!!! Excellent stage performance and showmanship from the entire crew!!!! The 3 backup singers are awesome, enchancing the overall sounds of the band!!! Half way thru the show.. The string Quartet revealed themselves and was positioned in the middle of the stage..... This is when things gets even better... 5 band members, 3 backup singers and a string quartet.. When all of them combined, the sound is unbelievable!!! Evergrey band members played their unique part to make this night a great one to remember. Tom's wife Carina came out from the back to perform her vocals part for For Every Tear That Falls.. singing duet with her Husband!!! So so touching and will move you to tears.... Tom's vocals is ever emotional and his range is powerful... Guitars are heavy and yet melodic....You could see all of them headbaning except for Rikard Zander but still this an amazing DVD for fans to enjoy... Oh.. (...) This is the best metal concert DVD I've seen. I truly liked this one because the environment and the settings of the concert hall is very cozy and intimate....Sound is crystal clear!!!! The 2nd disc features Music Videos, Interviews and back stage tour.... This is really a feast for Evergrey Fans!!! I am enjoying it so much!!! Get it now!!"
ONE OF THE BEST BANDS OUT THERE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST CONCERT
carlos canales | Santiago, Chile | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The set list is well chosen, the musicians play very well, it feels and sound like all is REALLY live and the video definition is clear, top notch.They took a big risk with the gothic look of the concert (could have made all the show look grainy, pixelated and unwatchable), but the masterful use of lights prevent chaos from happening, and provides us fans of Evergrey with one good looking concert DVD. The extras are HUGE and welcomed, but how many drunk antics could you endure from behind the scenes? Sometimes i feel the band crossed the line between showing that they are down to earth kind of guys to make themselves seem just moronic, idiotic people.But if that is the only negative thing, you know that this package is masterful anyways. Highly Recommended.
A surprisingly good band
Timothy M. Marlow | Midwest USA | 07/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a fan of Dream Theater and Fates Warning, I decided from the previous reviews to give these guys a shot. I must admit to being a tad skeptical, but from the opening song was impressed. Very tight musically, Evergrey takes the stage and grabs your attention, and never lets go. I found "When the walls fall down" a brilliant mix of metal, classical, even a tab bit of blues... and the overlay of the preacher confessing to his flock gave me goosebumps as I listened to the song.
Don't care about behind the scenes stuff, I want good music, good lyrics and a singer that knows how to sing. Thankfully, Evergrey delivers excellent music, cool lyrics and the lead singer is one of the best I've heard in a long time.
I felt myself thinking as I watched this, that if Metallica and Dream Theater could conceive a child, Everygrey would be that offspring.
Everything and the kitchen sink!
Ropy | 05/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thats what they give us on this DVD. A full high quality show. Studio footage, mega interviews etc.. Everything a DVD should be. You will not regret this."