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Decapitated: Human's Dust (DVD)

What would normally be a kick ass DVD release from those wonderful folks at Metal Mind (well it still is a kick ass DVD release) comes across more as a sad reminder of the metal world's loss of one of its most talented young drummers, Decapitated's Vitek from a tragic bus accident last year. While it's not labeled as such, Human's Dust is a great tribute to the late drum virtuoso, a jam-packed DVD filled with three live performances, the main one being an October 2002 show in Krakow, Poland, and the other two an Ozzfest appearance in Katowice in May of 2002, and a 2004 set from the MetalMania Festival, also in Katowice. Original singer Sauron is featured on all the footage (the MetalMania set was shortly before he left the band, to eventually be replaced by Covan, who is still recovering from the accident that claimed the life of Vitek) and his performance and that of the rest of the band is punishing and brutal to say the least. The Krakow set is well shot, although a lot of quick cuts, and sounds killer, the band tearing through a fast 8-song set of some of their earlier classics, like "Suffer the Children", "Winds of Creation", and "Spheres of Madness", Vogg churning out plenty of complex riffage over the blinding drum work of Vitek. The Ozzfest set includes only three songs, but the band sounds massive, especially on "Spheres of Madness", with Vogg's guitars sounding like three players and not one, the thick bass rumblings of Martin adding to the overall huge and brutal sound. The band also seems right at home playing on such a huge stage in front ot so many can only hope this band recovers from their recent tragedy to once again pick up where they left off.

The six-song set at the MetalMania Festival shows the band even tighter, seeing as it was two years later, as they were starting to take their place in the metal world as one of the most talented of the technical death metal bands around. Sauron, his hair completely shaved this time around, growls his way through intense tracks like "Lying and Weak", "Three-dimensional Defect", and "The Negation", the band cranking out plenty of death metal mayhem behind him. This set is perhaps the best quality as far as sound and camera work, which most of the Metal Mind footage of the Metal Mania Festival usually is. Additional bonus materials are some interviews with the band, and the video clip for "Winds of Creation". All in all, a perfect DVD package for Decapitated fans. Let's hope this won't be the last one we will see from them.

Track Listing
[Live in Kraków, October 2002]
01. Nihility
02. Eternity Too Short
03. Way To Salvation
04. Spheres Of Madness
05. Names
06. Winds Of Creation
07. Babylon's Pride
08. Suffer The Children -
[Live at Ozzfest, Katowice, May 2002]
01. Spheres Of Madness
2. Eternity Too Short
03. Babylon's Pride -
[Live at Metalmania Festival, Katowice, March 2004]
01. Three-Dimensional Defect
02. Lying And Weak
03. Mother War
04. Sensual Sickness
05. Spheres Of Madness
06. The Negation
+ Interview with Vitek and Vogg, Kraków, 2002
+ Interview with Vogg and Sauron, Ozzfest, Katowice, 2002
+ Interview with Sauron and Martin, Metalmania Festival, Katowice, 2004
+ Winds Of Creation [video]

Added: January 22nd 2009
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Decapitated Website
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Language: english

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