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Essentially, most music DVD's are created to capture the band in their most primal state...live! Much of the bonus material (speacial features) that is associated with a DVD release is more like icing on the already fabulous cake that's being force fed. With this release however, I'd have to honestly say that the only thing that keeps it from becoming a complete failure is by point of fact the speacial features.
The live performances of the band are not really all that great. Sound quality is pretty aweful, and the lighting is not all that substantial either. Evidently, Jack did not choose the best performance by the band for this DVD, I'd assume that it was more probable to assume that it was the most conveniant and easiest to film. Even James Rivera isn't all that great on this DVD, and that's saying something about the atmosphere and the vibe that the viewer is left to ponder.
On a brighter note, the speacial features are very interesting and well worth the watch. Very informative and well explained by none other than Jack Frost himself. He speaks in great detail about the inception of the band, all of the previous vocalists, the bands engineer, and some personal stuff like the death of Jack's brother, how he got his nick name and so on and so on.
Jack is a pretty nice guy and my hat's off to him for continuing to produce quality metal albums year after year, but I will unfortuately say that as live concert footage, this DVD fails to deliver the goods.
I don't want to attack Jack's ability as a guitar player, but I will say this; Jack is no Dimebag, or Josh Christian, in other words Jack should add a second guitar player to the bands live gigs and stick to playing rythm guitar only. He's not really the most gifted lead player and it really shows on this DVD. Again, I'm not slagging the guy and I think that he's a great song writter and producer, however he is not a solid enough player to carry a band in a live setting single handedly.