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Eric Adams & Chester Moore: Wild Life And Wild Times (DVD)

I wasn't really sure what to expect when I popped this DVD into the player but when it began I felt myself transported to a world more like something found on the Discovery Channel than anything at all musical. The release itself is a documentary format of several hunting expeditions that Eric Adams (lead singer of Manowar) had gone on with hunting expert Chester Moore. Together the pair takes you on a journey across America as you are "treated" to the means of finding and eventually taking down several kinds of big game as well as some different kinds of fish. Some of the visual aspects of this are not for the faint of heart as they are hunting and killing the animals; I don't recommend this if you are any kind of animal rights activist or a member of PETA. Fans of the one and only Ted Nugent might enjoy this more since the singer/guitarist is also an avid hunter like Adams. Perhaps Uncle Ted's a bit better since I saw Eric miss a few times and hardly think that happens when the Nuge has you in his sights. Several instrumental compositions that Eric wrote to go along as the soundtrack to the video are included but they are nothing special and serve better as the score for the film than they do on their own. I would have rather heard Manowar and I was surprised that he did not use any of their music to go along with it. The sound is epic and film-score like and works but clearly it is more for background than anything else. Outside of the beginning sequence of the film there is not much that reminds you of Eric's Metal standing. Some of the scenery is stunning and the commentary interesting but the whole release is for a specific demographic and nothing more. While I myself am clearly carnivorous, I am not a hunting enthusiast or an outdoorsman so I did not take a lot away from this release. I am hard-pressed to think that many Manowar fans sit around wondering how Eric Adams spends his free time and instead prefer the aspect of more skull-pounding Metal releases for them to enjoy. It's an area I feel that is losing its luster as far as Manowar goes as releasing epic DVD's with more content about screaming fans and beer-drinking than full concerts can only work for so long. Add to that a special DVD like this for one core audience totally misses the mark of staking new claim on fans and strengthening their appeal. What's next - home repair with Joey DeMaio? Come on guys, let's get some new Metal happening again.

Added: July 2nd 2006
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
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Eric Adams & Chester Moore: Wild Life And Wild Times (DVD)
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2006-07-02 08:01:49
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Manowar lead singer Eric Adams and outdoor adventurer Chester Moore take you on a 90 minute journey through some of their successfull hunting expeditions on Wild Life and Wild Times. Other than the fact that Adams is involved, there would be no reason for any metal fan to have any interest in this DVD, unless of course you are an avid big game or exotic animal hunter. If you are not, and cannot stand to see wild animals stalked and killed, then I suggest you stay clear of this release, which honestly needs to be marketed towards the Discovery Channel or outdoors crowd as opposed to the metal fan. The video is well shot, and features some breathtaking footage of many different locations, but unless you are a hunting afficianado, the endless whispering dialogue and tedious stalking gets tiresome quickly.

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