Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Type O Negative|
Dead Again (Red Version CD/DVD)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Just in time for Valentine s Day... The perfect gift for your girlfriend s girlfriend... If she happens to be a Christian woman, she might feel a bit threatened, but she can always sit back and watch Reverend Steele and the Drab Four ministry preach to 70,000 adoring fans at the 2007 Wacken Open Air on the bonus DVD.
Not worth a re-buy, but for first timers, this is the one to
KaneRobot | Rochester Hills, MI United States | 02/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So I got sucked in and picked up DA Red. I knew going in that the main album had nothing new outside of the color on the CD, that's fine. What was somewhat disappointing about the bonus DVD was how little effort seemed to go into it. The video is non-anamorphic widescreen. Essentially, what this means is if you are watching it on an HDTV, you'll have the picture enclosed in a little box in the middle of the screen, rather than having it stretched out to fit your TV properly like 95% of other DVDs would do. Some DVD players let you manually stretch the picture to fill the screen properly, but it looks crappy. Those watching on a regular TV will see the usual black bars at the top and bottom, so it's not as much of an issue for SDTV owners. Still, non-anamorphic discs were all but extinct 6 or 7 years ago, seeing one in 2008 is pretty pathetic.
For those wondering, the DVD includes a portion of a live performance (Wacken '07), with the songs Anethstesia, Christian Woman (full version), Love You To Death, and Kill You Tonight (aka Xero Tolerance). Also included are the videos for September Sun and Profit of Doom. The interview section runs about 14 minutes and contains an 11 minute Q&A about various topics that don't go outside the usual interview boundaries (Favorite place to play, favorite tour, what have you been up to, etc). Since the answers are often funny you forget that it's a pretty basic interview. The remaining 3 minutes is a pretty amusing "tour" through Coney Island. Josh - who, not unexpectedly, said nothing during the Q&A - walks around talking to cops and street trash. Entertaining stuff.
The album itself, for those who didn't buy the original recipe Dead Again, is a decent "Epic Doom-Metal" record that goes a bit light on the Beatles influences compared to their previous album (Life is Killing Me), although doesn't discard it completely (you may hear a Hey Jude riff in there if you listen closely). The sound of this album actually picks a bit of style from each one of their previous releases. The album houses an October Rust-meets-World Coming Down "gloom ballad" with September Sun, an epic Sabbath-esque tune in Tripping a Blind Man, and an almost Carnivore-sounding opening track with Dead Again. The final two tracks, An Ode To Locksmiths and Hail and Farewell to Britain, are strong standouts. There are a few tracks that sort of come off like filler, most notably Some Stupid Tomorrow. However, nothing is so terrible that you'll turn it off. Sadly there is no cover song this time around, although their recent "Symphony for the Devil" DVD has a bonus CD with a Santana Medley that will hold people over.
This is good for completists and people who want to pick up the album for the first time, but it's a tough recommendation for people who already own the regular version."
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 02/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Type O Negative's most recent album, "Dead Again" gets re-released and repackaged with a bonus DVD. For those who have already picked up "Dead Again", this new edition is only worth picking up for die hard fans of the band. The bonus DVD includes the live Wacken performances of fan favorites "Kill You Tonight", "Love You to Death", "Anesthesia", and "Christian Woman", along with the videos for "The Profits of Doom" and "September Sun". An interview with the band is included as well, but it's nothing special, even though it concludes with Josh Silver touring Coney Island, which is actually pretty funny. As for the album itself, you can check my old review for a more detailed take on it, but other than the DVD and new red colored cover, this is the same "Dead Again" that you picked up last year. That's not a bad thing for more casual or new fans to the band who haven't picked up "Dead Again" yet, of which by all means this is the edition to pick up. Other than that though, unless you are a die hard fan who needs to own everything Type O Negative, or you don't own "Dead Again" at all, this re-release isn't all that worth picking up."
At This Point You Either Love Them Or Hate Them
Chad Wilkison | Peru, IN United States | 02/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So there's enough reviews about the music portion of this. The DVD is definetly worth purchasing this again. Besides the live portion and the videos, the interviews are worth the price. Type O is one of the few bands who can poke fun at themselves and be serious at the same time. If you are a fan of the band and own the "Green" version, I would recommend giving it to an Emo kid and turning them on to some real "emotional" music. If you don't own their other two DVD's, do yourself a favour and pick them up. The audio commentaries are worth the purchase prices alone.