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Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)

Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)

By Chris Ward | | Filed under Album Reviews, Music.
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Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)Live DVD’s seem to be something that only ever really serves the hardcore fan, usually as a reminder of a great night out watching their favourite band, and don’t really have much interest to the casual punter. However, “Live at Wacken 2012” has a little more appeal as it isn’t just one band but twenty-five in total and, in having that many bands on there, tries to get across the metal party atmosphere that Wacken Open Air seems to generate, making it a favourite event amongst fans and bands alike. Does it succeed? Pretty much.

Putting together some firm favourites from the event like Saxon, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Decapitated, Volbeat, Overkill and Unearth, this 3-DVD set looks fantastic and features some superbly shot footage – filmed in widescreen 16:9 and presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 – that really gives you a perspective on how huge the W:O:A is and how much fun it must have been to be there.

One gripe with the set is that when you look at the list of bands that performed at the festival you begin to wonder why there are three tracks by Circle II Circle or Schandmaul and nothing from Paradise Lost, Six Feet Under, Sepultura, Machine Head, In Flames, Napalm Death or Amon Amarth to name but a few of the higher profile bands that played. It’ll likely be a licensing issue or something equally as frustrating and, whilst it doesn’t taint the content that is included, you do get the feeling that this DVD set could have been something truly special in getting across the diversity and spectacle of the whole event rather than just a snapshot but it wasn’t to be. Instead, what we do get is worth the price of the set and is enough to spur you on to buy a ticket for next year so you can see the whole thing in all its glory.

Full DVD Tracklisting:

DVD 1
BANG YOUR HEAD – HAMMERFALL
LAST MAN STANDING – HAMMERFALL
HEARTS ON FIRE – HAMMERFALL
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE – TESTAMENT
OVER THE WALL – TESTAMENT
THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS – TESTAMENT
RIDING HIGH, SINGING LOW – THE BOSS HOSS
SHAKE & SHOUT – THE BOSS HOSS
MINISTRY OF SAINTS – EDGUY
SUPERHEROES – EDGUY
BABYLON – EDGUY
7 SHOTS – VOLBEAT
EVELYN – VOLBEAT
POOL OF BOOZE, BOOZE, BOOZA – VOLBEAT

DVD 2
HEAVY METAL THUNDER – SAXON
HAMMER OF THE GODS – SAXON
POWER AND THE GLORY – SAXON
ELECTRIC RATTLESNAKE – OVERKILL
IRONBOUND – OVERKILL
ROTTEN TO THE CORE – OVERKILL
NYMPHETAMINE FIX – CRADLE OF FILTH
HER GHOST IN THE FOG – CRADLE OF FILTH
FROM THE CRADLE TO ENSLAVE – CRADLE OF FILTH
2008-SUFFOCATED – SUFFOCATED
ONWARD IN SADNESS – SUFFOCATED
HARD BONE – SUFFOCATED
THE KNIFE – DECAPITATED
PEST – DECAPITATED
A VIEW FROM A HOLE – DECAPITATED
HEADSTONE – DJERV
ELEGY – LEAVES EYES
TEMPTATION – LEAVES EYES
VOGELFREI – SCHANDMAUL
HOFNARR – SCHANDMAUL
TRAUMTÄNZER – SCHANDMAUL

DVD 3
WAKE OF MAGELLON – CIRCLE II CIRCLE
ANYMORE – CIRCLE II CIRCLE
HOURGLASS – CIRCLE II CIRCLE
BREED – RIOTGOD
FOOL – RIOTGOD
REVERSE THUNDER – RED FANG
DIRT WIZARD – RED FANG
BLOWN AWAY – COP UK
ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, EVEN HERE – COP UK
FUCK THE PIGS – WARRIOR SOUL
WE ARE HAMMERCULT – HAMMERCULT
LET THE ANGELS BURN – HAMMERCULT
SCOOP – NASUM
WRATH – NASUM
I HATE PEOPLE – NASUM
MY WILL BE DONE – UNEARTH
BLACK HEARTS NOW REIGN – UNEARTH
BREAKWATER – GHOST BRIGADE
SOULCARVERS – GHOST BRIGADE
UNCOMFORTABLY NUMB – GRAVEYARD
WOLFSHADE – MOONSPELL
OPIUM – MOONSPELL
AWAKE – MOONSPELL

Our Rating: 7.5/10 Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD) Live at Wacken 2012 (DVD)

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