This DVD from the Violent Revolution era captures Kreator at their best as the energetic virtuosos deliver a career spanning set of classic metal, mixing old and new together in a monstrous performance.
The first thing you’ll notice is the unusual green filter over the video, and the fact that the show is split between two different venues, with half the songs live from a concert in Spain and half live from a music festival, the change over between shows being filled with short documentary sections with cameos from other Metal bands (usually drunk) and footage of the band getting ready.
If you can get past these facts, you’ll find an amazing DVD to enjoy but if you can’t stand that sort of thing you’d be better off buying Kreator’s ‘Live At The Pulse of Kapitulation,’ DVD which is one entire concert, without interruptions or strange green filters.
Anyway the performance the band put on is incredible, delivering the songs with feeling and making the music heavy yet very clear. They make the songs from the nineties sound heavier and thrashier and the 80’s classics Clearer and more modern sounding creating a even playing field for the material.
The production is pretty decent too, a nice deep kick drum sound, audible bass guitar and sharp chunky guitar sound. Mille is awesome as ever, barking and growling away like its still 1988.
The DVD also contains a history section that mixes a very short documentary with all the bands music videos; nothing life changing, but definitely worth the one viewing.
There are also two bonus songs, the classic concert closing duo of ‘Flag of Hate,’ and ‘Tormentor,’ Live from With Full Force Festival although the camera work is much better and the visuals are brighter the sound is muddy and unclear so you will probably not bother with them all that often.
The main feature is as good as any metal DVD from the first half of the decade, and pretty much a no-brainer for any Kreator fan; Highlights include the aggressive and technical ‘Reconquering The Throne,’ and the infectiously catchy ‘Violent Revolution,’ as well as a storming rendition of the furious ‘People of The Lie.’
If you’re into concert DVDs and into all eras of Kreator this is very much the DVD for you.