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Carpathian Forest: We're Goin To Hollywood For This- Live Perversions (DVD)

An evening of Norwegian black metal served up only the way that Carpathian Forest could, with plenty of dark makeup, a filthy, overweight and clad-only-in-a-jockstrap bass player, two dancers (also overweight and decidedly nude and deeply unattractive), plus all the musical violence, aural assault, that you'd want to fix your ears on. In short, none of it's pretty and you get the impression that Carpathian Forest ain't into no joking around.

Best stuff from the live show includes stomach-churning versions of "It's Darker Than You THink," "The Well Of All Human Tears," Mask of the Slave," "Carpathian Forest" and "Bloodlust and Perversion," but that's just sort of a thumbnail. Taken as a whole, it's an experience that you won't soon forget.

But the concert's only the beginning of the battle––there is a treasure trove of extra footage (and audio material) here, including a professionally shot look at the band's famous Wacken Open Air Festival appearance in 2003, a videoclip for "Carpathian Forest," no fewer than eight audio tracks (including a demo for "Nostalgia"). There's a closer look at the preproduction for Defending The Throne Of Evil and a number of bootleg performances including a fine reading of "Doomed To Walk The Earth As Slaves Of The Living Dead."

Extreme in the extreme with plenty of disturbing nudity, self-violence and reference to south-end bodily functions to keep away the weak of heart and weak of stomach.

Track Listing:
Consult DVD for final track listing, though there are no fewer than 40 tracks performed in the live and/or studio setting.
Total Time: 210 minutes

Added: January 10th 2010
Reviewer: Jedd Beaudoin
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Carpathian Forest: We're Goin To Hollywood For This- Live Perversions (DVD)
Posted by Ryan Sparks, SoT Staff Writer on 2010-01-10 13:14:05
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*****Metal Mind Re-Issue CD Version*****

Sometimes it's better to read the book than to see the movie if you get my drift. Such is definitely the case with the recent Metal Mind re-issuing of Carpathian Forest's We're Going to Hollywood for This – Live Perversions disc.

True Norwegian black metal probably doesn't get much more caustic or controversial than the mayhem these underground legends have been dishing out for the past fifteen plus years. Recorded back in 2004 this 'live' in the studio offers a blistering set of black metal mayhem, albeit without any of the so called offensive visuals.

While the crowd noise is almost a non factor here the band couldn't care less as they rip through a heaping dose of material from across their back catalogue. Older tracks like "Carpathian Forest" and "I am Possessed" sit perfectly alongside the scorching live staples "Sadomasochistic", "Black Shining Leather" and "Bloodcleansing". You want highlights of this 60 minute concert? Try every single track, as there isn't one blasphemous note wasted. Not including a handful of atmospheric sounding intro's and outro's the band tears through an impressive fifteen song set of some of the most potent black metal you'll ever hear. If you forgo the deluxe DVD/ CD version of this release and decide to pick jus the audio companion of this live concert you won't be disappointed because these live renditions are definitely an upgrade sonically compared to the studio versions.

In the words of legendary vocalist Nattefrost , "We are from Norway and we're here to represent Satan". Now those are reassuring words if I've ever heard them.

Carpathian Forest: We're Goin To Hollywood For This- Live Perversions (DVD)
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2009-06-10 08:33:03
My Score:

*****Deluxe Edition Re-Issue DVD/CD Combo*****


Carpathain Forest...the name is sure to illicit chills among mainstream metal heads, but for those into serious black metal, these guys are one of the most respected bands in the genre. This DVD set, originally released back in 2004, now is given a reissue treatment from Metal Mind Productions, as the already jam packed set now is even further reinforced with a bonus CD containing the full audio version of the main live concert for you to enjoy away from your TV screen.

If you hadn't already checked out this package when it was first released, expect plenty of black metal mayhem. The main set contains a scorching set of blasphemy, though you might be a tad turned off by the nude and grossly overweight female models walking the stage, or Carpathian Forest's rotund bassist Urangsin wearing close to nothing. On the plus side, there's a wealth of bootleg live videos, and a KILLER set at Wacken Open Air from 2003, which for many might be the highlight of this DVD, as the band ditched the "black metal meets Motorhead meets ugly porn' themes of the main show included here and really got down to some seriously ferocious satanic black metal fury.



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