Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live Import, Explicit Lyrics, Live
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Children of Bodom have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and today stand tall in the all time extreme metal hall of fame, commanding the respect and awe of both fans and colleagues alike. Children of Bodom have been hugely influential, but still, eight years down the road east and west alike, remain the leaders of the genre. Are You Dead Yet? is all the proof you need. Chaos Ridden Years-Stockholm Knockout Live which is 2CD album contains a concert filmed at the Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden.
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, COB have the inspiration, the insane level of skill, and a natural songwriting talent that set them in a class all their own in the metal world. Making such extreme heavy metal so easily listenable is not an easy feat. "Stockholm Knockout" proves that you don't have to be a Satan worshipper to enjoy some harder-edged metal. The fans in the crowd are rabid, but are having such an optimistically good time that it infects you as you watch them from the comfort of your couch.
Alexi Laiho leads the charge, shredding and growling through his songs while simultaneously being offset by lush keyboards and lethal, pinpoint precise drumming. While the band does stumble, albeit rarely, I believe it to be more a case of the sheer fun which acts as a distraction, especially in Alexi's case.
The sound quality is another matter. I was overjoyed when I cranked up my 5.1 receiver and listened to what is perhaps the perfect heavy metal mix I've ever heard on live DVD. Drums are thundering, and in the forefront, but give way to the high frequency guitars, all without drowning out the vocals. Being such a mercilessly strict audiophile, I tried my hardest to pick out any mismanagement of the sound levels, but I must say that whoever was behind the mixing board that night got it right!
If the concert, in all it's glory, isn't enough, the DVD offers up plenty more. The behind-the-scenes documentary about COB's history is almost worth the price by itself. To finally see the band in a more personable light (which includes individual interviews and behind the scenes craziness) is a gift, as far as I'm concerned.Read more ›
My one and only complaint is that the video quality seems to be lacking. It was quite disapointing to watch on a HDTV setup (more like my monitor). However, if you haven't gone HD yet, then you will most likely not notice anything. Granted it could be my DVD-ROM drive or something, a standalone player may play it better. I have never had issues like this before with any other DVD though. I think they just squeezed on a lot of video for a single disc. It should probably be a two disc set. But with that asside, the content is amazing.
4/5 stars because of the video quality. Otherwise i'd want to give it a 6.
The concert itself is amazing and relectless, they give everything on stage and are brilliant to watch. You have a drum solo, keyboard vs guitar solo with all the songs you've come to love. All in all it's a great watch for any fan. Great DVD to hype up the upcoming tour.
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The Main Program: The primary focus of this DVD release is a blistering live performance in Stockholm, Sweden. A Finnish audience would have made more sense, but there's no denying the Stockholm audience's enthusiasm. The band was in top form for this show, blasting through their catalog with an emphasis on the Hate Crew Deathroll and Are You Dead Yet? material. Alexi's between-songs banter gets a little ridiculous at times, but you can tell he's having a great time.
The Bonus Features: To be perfectly honest, I think the bonus features on this DVD may outshine the main program. There's a great documentary called Chaos Ridden Years that gives the history of the band with plenty of band interviews and rare footage. It's a fascinating look at how a group of teenagers relentlessly pursued their metal dreams. In addition to Chaos Ridden Years, you also get all of the band's promotional videos. They could have released these as a separate DVD (I know I'd have bought it). You also get a behind the scenes documentary focusing on the Stockholm gig. That one is a bit of a throwaway, but after Chaos Ridden Years and the killer video collection, it hardly matters.
The Verdict: This DVD release is an absolute must-have for all Children of Bodom fans. Whether you're looking for live material, music videos, or "Behind the Music" band info, Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live has it all. My only complaint (and believe me it's a minor one) is that the packaging doesn't really live up to the content. Such an impressive DVD release deserves a more deluxe treatment.
Living Dead Beat
Silent Night, Bodom Night
We're Not Gonna Fall
Angels Don't Kill
Deadbeats I (drum solo)
Bodom After Midnight /
Bodom Beach Terror - medley
Follow the Reaper
Clash of the Booze Brothers (solo battle)
In Your Face
Hate Crew Deathroll
Are You Dead Yet?
Solo: Roope Latvala - Guitar
Everytime I Die
The problem I have is that their 2 best album for me is hatebreeder and follow the reaper.As you can see they forgot a lot of their best song such as hatebreeder, children of bodom,mask of sanity or kissing the shadows just to name a few.By the way their killer song Bodom after midnight included in the show has been dramastically cut which is unfortunate because it is trully one of their best.One of the best thing of the show has to be the drum solo (who would have thought that he only use one bass drum)In terms of extra there is a documentary and music videos.In conclusion I dont think its the best metal show Ive seen on dvd but for only 10$if your a fan then you should pick this up and if you're not pick it up anywayit is totally worth it.
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