Clearing The Eye
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A performance video is its own beast, and not every great band has a sense of what should be included on a video like this. Too often, underground bands think someone will actually be interested in their one-angle, head-on, color-bled Handy-cam footage.
Not so here. The video quality varies a lot, but they have composed the whole package in such a way that the low-quality video looks intentional - or at least atmospheric. Some of it looks absolutely spectacular, though, and the 70 minute Oceanic-era show from Sydney is on par with anything on MTV. The sound quality is uniformly excellent and the Celestial-era material, recorded at CBGB's in NYC in 2001, actually sounds better here than it does on that record. (It helps that there is this awesome bald guy in the audience absolutely flipping out to it. He's more into it than the band. He almost makes me uncomfortable.)
This captures everything that makes ISIS so fantastic live. The audio production is impressive, the live material is different from the original versions, the band is very tight. The only thing that suffers a bit in performance are Aaron Turner's vocals, which are frequently buried in the mix. Of course, his schizophrenic voice sets a ridiculously high bar for the sound engineer, and it probably couldn't have been done better.
The music video for In Fiction doesn't do justice to the song, but it makes the best out of what must have been a pretty shoe-string budget.
The graphic design is gorgeous - both packaging and the the DVD titles are top-notch and fit the material perfectly.Read more ›
Overall, this is a great product for any Isis fan. I think it'd be a great starting point for anyone new to Isis as well, as it contains a compelation of songs on their albums and really shows what Isis is about.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Large variation in Sound/video quality throughout dvd but there's so much material here (most of it stellar) that it's definitely worth the price.Published 4 months ago by Iceman992
ISIS have successfully produced an example of how a rock DVD shold be. There aren't any flashy tricks, no stupid angles, no cheese, just footage of the band playing in a very... Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by Shanghaied
I could go on here for ages about what makes this one of the finest DVDs I have ever seen but I won't. Just buy it. If you are disappointed then I will refund your money...... Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by James Ravensdale
If you are wanting to straight up rock your face off, I would strongly suggest you pick up this one!Published on February 14, 2007 by C. Einspahr
What this DVD is all about is the entire live concert from Australia. It's hard to capture the live experience of ISIS with a 2D format, but this comes close. Read morePublished on January 4, 2007 by Mr. Matthew J. Rasmussen
Clearing the eye is a true caption of isis live. I have seen them play in cambridge mass at the middle east and the shows captured remind me of that time. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Eugene P. Smith