Metal fans: Best DVDs?

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  1. StevenA

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    As a metal fan (i.e. "real" heavy metal, including thrash, speed and death metal, plus grindcore etc., as opposed to "NuMetal"), I was wondering whether there are any decent DVD releases out there, especially concert DVDs.

    Dark Tranquillity (a very good melodic death band, from Sweden I believe) announced on their website that they have released a live DVD from their Damage Done tour, but I can't find it on Amazon and don't even know if it's available in the US. Damage Done is a tremendous album and I'd love to see some live footage on disc.

    Other bands I'd love to see on DVD are Lamb of God and (new) Testament, amongst others. A Nile disc would be interesting, also.

    And on a slightly different musical note, I've been waitng for a Faith No More DVD for ever, but no luck so far. [​IMG]
     
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    real heavy metal...... There can be only one: "this is Spinal Tap" [​IMG]

    Not sure if it's what you're after, but "NIN: And all that could have been" is a great choice
     
  3. Brian Manning

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    I nominate Slayer - War at the Warfield from the God Hates Us All tour. Decent performance, video, and sound, and even more entertaining documentary analysis of the band's fanbase.
     
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    I have Slayer: Live At The Warfield, Overkill: Wrecking Everything and Sepultura: Chaos DVD. I know Six Feet Under has a live DVD out, Cradle Of Filth is out or I believe coming out. I wouldn't mine checking out the Cannibal Corpse live DVD either. As for (new) Testament, I believe you mean Chuck Billy and Co. I would love to see a DVD release them as well.

    I should be receiving my Slayer Soundtrack To The Apocalypse 'Limited Edition Ammo box set' coming out on Tuesday.
     
  5. EdwardS

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    Metallica do awesome DVDs...Cunning Stunts has brilliant sound and is a fantastic show...'One' will blow you apart!

    If you only give a damn about pre-1991 Tallica I whole-heartedly suggest the Live Sh*t Binge & Purge boxset which contains two DVDs of shows from 1991 and 1988. Quality is obviously not as good as Cunning Stunts but they both contain performances of The Four Horsemen so what more do you need!
     
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    Slayer - War at the Warfield
    Metallica - Cunning Stunts
    Metallica - S&M
    Rammstein - Live aus Berlin
    Slipknot - Disasterpieces
    Megadeth - Rude Awakening

    Those are a bunch that I know of right off the top of my head.

    I'd probably check out the Slayer, Metallica, and Slipknot (probably too nu-metal for you) DVDs.
     
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    Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio

    Nuff said. [​IMG]

    Seriously, the audio is amazing!!
     
  8. StevenA

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    Thanks guys, great suggestions!

    I'll have to check out that Slayer disc and many of the others.

    I like Metallica's S&M a great deal (very sad to hear of Michael Kamen's death recently), but I've never seen Cunning Stunts, and if it has a great live version of One, well, I'll just have to pick it up! I've heard the CDs from Live Sh*t, been meaning to get hold of it for the videos. How about Cliff 'Em All? I imagine the sound and image is a little rough, but worth owning anyway?

     
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    I greatly enjoyed Slipknot's "Disasterpieces".

    Also all the Mudvayne DVDs are good.
     
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    I recommend:
    Slayer: War at the Warfield
    AC/DC: Live at Donington
    Iron Maiden in Rio
    Fear Factory: Digital Connectivity
    Sepultura: Chaos DVD
    Korn: Live at the Hammerstein
    Megadeth: Rude Awakening
    Pantera: The Greatest hits CD has a DVD of their videos
    Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: Boozed Broozed and Broken boned.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Mudvayne! They are a great band too!

    The DVDs they have out are called...
    L(ive) D(osage) 50 - Live In Peoria, IL
    All Access To All Things

     
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    Steven,

    Yes, The Gathering is an amazing album. It is one of my favorite Testament works, especially that it features Dave Lombardo on drums. Check out First Strike Still Deadly also, great compilation of old school stuff.
     
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    Man this thread is awakening some old passions in me [​IMG]

    Did Iron Maiden ever release Live After Death on DVD (or do they plan to)?
     
  14. StevenA

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    Are Mudvayne more along Nu-Metal lines? Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against Nu-Metal in general, it's just not my cup of tea more often than not.

    Having said that, I love System of a Down!

     
  15. StevenA

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    Just took a look at Lamb of God's website and they say they'll have a DVD out by the end of the year (with a list price of $9.99!?)

    Not sure if any others here have heard of them but they're a terrific band, quite an original sound, very uncompromising and quite extreme. Not much melody here and no clean vocals, just blistering playing and very tightly structured songs. Another amazing drummer, too, who really steals the show.
     
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    Agreed,

    Lamb of God are amazing, I just saw them live 2 weeks ago, I look forward to seeing the DVD. Their most recent CD "As the Palaces Burn" is incredible.


    I also recommend:

    Iron Maiden "Rock n Rio" (5.1 DTS)
    Slayer "War at the Warfield" (5.1 DD)
    Sepultura " (2.0 DD)
    Pantera 3Vulgar Videos (2.0 DD)

    Not really "metal", but still an exceptional DVD with great sound and picture quality:

    Nine Inch Nails "And all that couldv'e been (available in seperate 5.1 DD or DTS versions)
     
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    Tourniquet: Ocular Digital is supposed to be pretty good. Not the greatest sound and video quality in the world, but the music is great. It includes their very first concert, and a newer one, and some videos. Very technical metal.
     
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    Well, I downloaded 11th Hour from Lamb of God's website and I am completely STUNNED. That is seriously one of the heaviest songs I have heard in a long time. I must buy this album sometime!

    Interesting to note that LoG has signed onto Epic Records. Let's hope that the major label attention does not force them to go down in intensity and brutality!

    Oh yeah, have you heard of a band called Shadows Fall? They are another excellent band! In fact, they are on the Headbangers Ball tour right now with Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage (an awesome hardcore band).
     

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