Manowar: Hell On Earth- Volume IV
Manowar continue along with their collection of DVD's with the Hell On Earth series. This is the fourth volume in the series and comes to us courtesy of the people at SPV Records. This edition is probably the most comprehensive of the entire batch and it comes in perhaps the most well-designed package that I have ever seen. Loaded with photos and artwork on its numerous fold-out compartments this truly makes for an impressive addition to your DVD Collection. There is also a great little booklet in the box that features not only excellent band pictures but also has a discography and videography of the Magic Circle Music family products. MCM is a company run by bassist Joey DeMaio. One of the features on the first DVD which is the main part of the program, is the opportunity to decide how you will watch it. As there is live footage along with crowd interaction and band stuff I was glad to be able to simply watch all of the live clips in one sitting. It's great to include some of that stuff, but many viewers might want to get to the meat of the piece and that is very simply Manowar in concert. Too often bands release products like this and you have no choice on how to watch it. The lineup for the DVD stands at Eric Adams, Joey DeMaio, Scott Columbus and Karl Logan. The band is still amazing in performance and a legend in Heavy Metal music. The DVD does not feature too much of the bands classic material, but that makes sense since there are three other additions to enjoy.
On the second DVD you get a great amount of bonus features. There is everything from information on the band, and stuff for the fans such as a Heavy Metal Marriage. There is even additional live footage and material that was cut from the main program. The group also includes for you an audio CD that includes the unreleased "King Of Kings". This track is from the forthcoming Manowar CD and is a nice bonus to include. Certainly the fan of this band and the particular series collection will be getting their money's worth. I don't think we shall see the end of this line any time soon and since each one seems to capture a sense of time in the bands life, this is a good way to keep a video archive of them for posterity. Check it out and yell "DEATH TO FALSE METAL!!!!!!"
Track Listing DVD1
- Condom Head
- Kings Of Metal
- The Album
- Assaulting The Airwaves
- Brothers In Metal
- Crazy Fans
- Freedom Fighters
- In Store
- Assorted European Festivals
- Warriors Of The World United
- An American Trilogy
- Warriors Of The World Tour
- Tour Moments
- Call To Arms
- Female Fans
- I Believe
- The Pink One
- Spirit Horse Of The Cherokee
- Show Your Colors
- Swords In The Wind
- Master Of The Wind
- House Of Death
- Party Until We Die
- Son Of Death guitar solo – bonus
- Warriors Of The World United – live - bonus
- The Demons Revenge bass solo – bonus
- Army Of Immortals – bonus
- Warriors Of The World United (alt music video) – bonus
- I Believe (music video) - bonus
Behind the Scenes
King of Kings-taken from the forthcoming Manowar album
Added: August 29th 2005
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Manowar Website
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Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2005-09-04 08:04:24
With perhaps the most eye-popping packaging I have ever seen on a music DVD and hours of metal entertainment, Manowar's 4th installment in their Hell on Earth DVD series has something for every Manowar fan. Luckily, with so much material, the band made it easy for you to navigate the menu and be able to play the various sections on their own, or just play the entire montage of live footage, videos, interviews, and backstage moments in running order. It's perhaps best to play which part you are most interested in at a time, as otherwise the order is literally all over the place, jumping from live clips, to backstage mania, to videos, and can be a little draining. The live footage, which will probably be of most interest to fans, is expertly shot, and sees the band covering many of their more recent metal anthems. What is very obvious is just how big Manowar is in Europe still, which doesn't say much for American audiences (come on folks, get with the program!), as Manowar regularly play for 3000+ seat venues overseas when they tour.
Of course, what Manowar DVD would be complete without plenty of naked female breasts and beer chugging? There's plenty of that here as well as TV show appearances (which are hilarious) and even a bonus CD that features an upcoming song "King of Kings" from Manowar's next album.
For the Manowar newbie, this might not be the best place to start if you want to take in some of their earlier material first, but die-hard fans will no doubt rejoice at this packed-to-the gills collection of recent Manowar happenings.
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