DVD 1 -- Live at Wacken. 11 song/68 min set also at Germany's premier Wacken Festival. A small note of Deutsch fests: not always the best of lineups at these things. Usually spread out over the span of a 3 day weekend, so by the time the headliner goes on, folks tend to be a little spent. If not just tired in general, tired of waiting through all the nonsense to get through to who they came to see. So when lead growler, Rob Dukes, constantly berates the crowd, you'll understand why. Although a farely good set focusing more on the new albums as well as earlier material (as many Euro fests prefer) is presented here. The latest Exodus lineup is as strong as ever though, if you haven't caught them yet, brutal only touches on what they're able to accomplish. The accompanying CD is the audio from this show.
DVD 2 - Assorted Atrocites. More or less a documentary on the last 5 years of the band with a brief pre-history by axeman Gary Holt. Somewhere around the 2 hour mark plus extras/videos, this disc is packed with all kinds of stuff. Plenty of footage of the band on and off the stage, trying to party like it's '85 all over again even as they all near age fifty. Lots of comical scenes ala Pantera/Jackass but smarter, with my personal favorite "non-metal" moments thrown in for a laugh. Rythm guitarist Lee Altus, unknown to me, is of Russian origin. So, when you first hear him speak, you might think the dude is a raging alcoholic. Even if the band is known to have a drink or two, this might sound like a strange correlation, but I found it pretty funny to finally understand. That and other details of the individual members personal ticks are also explored in this disc. All in all though, lots of entertaining info and intracasies that go into a classic thrash band in the modern day. These guys work their asses off and still manage to destroy all of their imitators, this DVD really showcases where Exodus came from and why they continue to dominate today.