Suffer The Person Who ViewsThis DVD!!!
Sean | Lakeland, Fl. | 03/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Napalm Death. Probably one of the worst ways of dying. Petroleum jelly soaks into your skin, cooking and frying you from the inside, not to mention no one can hear you over the blasphemous screams because your lungs have been totally sucked out through your mouth and landed on the ground...not a pretty picture I must say. Nor is this band and it's material on the DVD. Napalm Death is also one of the most extreme forms of music. For almost 15 years now, these brusome brummies from Birmingham, England have paved a path only few other bands could follow and were it with pride while others are totally wrapped-up, loathing in their self-image (You hear me all you Nu-Metal fans???). This DVD contains a crap-load of footage, promo videos and even some little interview materail for all ofyou who want ed to actually hear Barney Greenway whenever he's not growling/screaming his head off!!! As for the videos, here's my review:"Mass Appeal" and "The World Keeps Turning" are 2 brutal slabs of basically concert/fan footage during touring. Nothing really special but great for thrashin'!"Suffer The Chldren"...ahh, such a classic in many ND fan's ears. This is basically a pretty good music video, tour/fan footage mixed with eerie images of Roman Catholic churches make it somewhat of a concept video. Very good and very fast!"Plauge Rages" is by far the best promo video on the Napalm Death DVD. It's more of an actual music video than the later ones I just mentioned. A lot of footage that looks like he cross between an apocalyptic wasteland and mutants tearing at eachother. Very suave!"Greed Killing"...the "hit" song. This is probably their most mainstream song yet it still carries the energy that Napalm Death hs always had from the beginning. Very well produced and very crystal-clear. More of a Sci-Fi element to the video, but other than that, it still does not beat the "Plague Rages" video."Breed To Breath" is the most graphic video on this DVD for it's content. Basically the kind of stuff you would see on the old Faces Of Death seires, or any kind of shockumentary that is obsessed with anthing morbid. Something interesting about this is that this is the UNCUT!, yes, uncut version of the video before it went into the editing process so it would be "friendly" on mind-enslaving, corporate MTV (Don't you just hate censorship?)Now the pinnacle of this DVD is that is shows very are footage of the classic Napalm Death line-up that included Lee Dorian(Of Cathedral) on vocals, Bill Steer(Carcass...RIP) on guitars, and the blast-beat master himself, Mick Harris. The2 songs included are "Scum" and "You Suffer"...this is history that was in the making people!Well, I'v think I've sad my 2 cents about this DVD. Overal, this is beyond killer. If you are a Napalm Death fan and haven't gotten the chance to purchase it, WHAT ARE YOU SITTING HERE READIG MY REVIEW FOR? ORDER THS BAD ....!!!! And to all you who are still "skeptical" about such a band such as Napalm Death to make any kind of "real" music for your ears.....prepae for a horrible death!!!NAPALM DEATH OWNS YOUR SOULS!!!"
Buy for the 1990 Salisbury footage!
Iain the | Don't Go There, UK | 11/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a rarity for you ... a high quality DVD that captures the spirit of extreme metal!
Napalm Death are renowned innovators and pioneers in the field of extreme metal and 1989 marked a milestone in the history of this brutal band.
After key members left, bassist Shane Embury and drummer Mick Harris recruited vocalist Mark `Barney' Greenway and two guitarists, Jesse Pintado and Mitch Harris to carry the Napalm Death banner into the next decade!
I'm afraid it's a bad start though ... the 1989 Nottingham footage depicts an uneasy band in front of a rather tame crowd ... while a frustrated Mick Harris struggles with `technical problems' a bemused Mark Greenway lazily announces the tracks with his back to the crowd!
Also, the video production on this gig seems quite poor. Not only does it fail to add to the energy of the performance but it also looks rather amateurish with shaky and unimaginative camera angles! And you can forget the multiple camera angles ... only the first is worth watching. It is also the only one that is actually in sync with the sound!
Now for the 1990 Salisbury footage ... and believe me, this is the prize! It elevates this DVD to the `must have' category ... blinding stuff and the birth of a new era for Napalm Death!
The band are now totally at one with each other, and with the crowd. The video production is excellent and enhances an already awesome and ferocious performance using a variety of fast and imaginative camera angles ...
I mean you are right up there ... nose to the fret boards as all hell breaks loose!
Everything's flying - sweat, hair and even the fans ... no more `verbals' from Mick Harris ... he's too busy pounding his kit into oblivion.
I could go on but I won't, just buy the DVD!
Salisbury represents the apex of extreme metal ... LIVE!"
Proud to be a fan of napalm death...
Josh_hxc | massachusetts | 06/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a fan of this amazing band i must say i was quite pleased to watch their dvd...Great footage as well as the interview... Well, i don't like to write alot unlike the previous person but well all i can say is...Buy it! For every one who enjoys extremy music and cherishes it. It's a must have ! Indeed, napalm death is an awful way of dying my friend."
Napalm Death in good shape (1990)
Antonio Palacios | Perú | 12/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When we talk about Napalm Death we have to say that they're the responsables for creating new genre in metal. Continuous blastbeats, deathish punk riffs, powerful growls and sociopolitical lyrics define what today we call grindeath metal. If we accept that statement, we have to give'em a lot of respect.
I purchased this DVD three or four weeks ago. The first thing I notice is that the image quality and production are not the best (Just compare this DVD with Kreator Reised Glory DVD and you will see the difference) The intro and the graphic design of the menus are a shame. It could have been a high quality product, considering the great live material, but Earache didn't take advantge of the benfits of a DVD and made a product that is... just okey. The DVD comes with a very informative booklet.
Now, about the sound.I have a Sony Home Theater 5.1 and I can say that in the promo clips and in the 1990 footage I can hear every instruments but in the 1989 concert the sound is a mess. In this footage there are some passages when the audio and the video don't match. The drummer is doing blastbeats in the snare drum and the music sounds like he's playing the cymbals. I even thought Greenway was doing playback (!) bacause of this problem. Yes, it sound like a live footage, but it's too bassy. I had to rise up the volume so I can hear the concert in a decent way.
If we consider there are videoclips, two live footages and interviews we also know there is too much information for a single DVD. The sound and image quality have been sacrificed in order to put all the material inside.
So, sticking to the concerts, I prefer the 1990 performance. The band is focused and in good shape. Greenway singing is notable and the rest of the band do a great work. There are some kind of connection (call it ¨magic¨ if you prefer) between the members that makes the music fluid and coherent. The camera shots keepyou interested in what is happening. And the sound is not so terrible.
In contraposition, the 1989 is weird. I had mentioned the technical problems and the audio. But there's something else. The band looks anoyed. Greenway looks tired, bored or who the hell knows what. Guitar section is okey but he's distant, he's not connected with the rest of the band. All the energy comes from the drummer... too much energy I'd say. The fans invading randomly the scenary and jumping everywhere made me feel annoyed. Not a good concert.
In conclusion, what you have here is a DVD that shows the best Napalm Death era, performing classical songs like Scum, You suffer, From enslavement to obliteration and Control. The 1989 and the BBC Arena ootage are more colector oriented material. If you want some reasons to buy this DVD I would say: ¨Do it for the band, do it for the 1990 footage and do it for the videos¨
PD: Napalm Death played live in Peru on Novemeber 3 2005. The concert was totally insane.
UPDATE: Once again they visited Peru on October 16 2007. Moshpit was insane!"