Cradle Of Filth - Peace Through Superior Firepower
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Look for the band's new album to be released in 2006.
There are a number of high points. One of them is the inclusion of the video for their cover of The Sisters of Mercy's "No Time to Cry." The video is both haunting and lovely, and even has footage of nuns making out. It's the complete package. I think the version, itself, is brilliant. It does what I think any good cover song does. It is both unmistakeably CoF and unmistakeably still the original song. It was also cool to have the video for "Her Ghost in the Fog," one of my favorite CoF tracks, included.
Since I didn't see them on their last tour, it was also great to catch up with their live show. No big suprises, but they did add some new acrobatic routines (yes, I'm serious) to their show. I was a little disappointed that they chose to do the single version of "Nymphetamine" instead of the much longer album version. Also, I suspect they sweetened the mix quite a bit. That's allowed, of course, but it's noticeable, which is bad.
The documentary was called a "shockumentary" on the DVD menu, and they weren't kidding. Within five minutes of the beginning, you've already seen a guy skateboarding naked and groupies engaged in oral sex with each other. Things only go downhill in this video chock full of explosions, dude's french kissing each other, fox urine used as beverage, and way too much drinking. Revolting and hilarious.
At the other end of the scale was an interesting look at the Budapest Symphony recording some music for their Damnation and a Day album.Read more ›
This DvD is quite a value for the $, the live paris set list is exceptional and really gives a "best of..." style look at the band. The behind the scenes footage, like in "heavy, left handed, and candid" is funny as hell like always. Also, the production is simply joygasmic, plug this DvD into Surround Sound and you'll feel like your right there in the pit. Finally, the music videos and web extras are sweet too; who can complain for $20. Well, me b/c I'm pompus :)
Now, for the bad:
This is going to sound pretentious, but the DvD is way overproduced. Did anyone else notice that Dani's lips are not in time with the words that are coming out of his mouth during the Paris footage and neither is the guitar playing? What your getting with "...superior firepower," is a combination of the live tracks from the show and what appears to be a studio engineered(and probably re-recorded) mixed down, mastered, and then edited version ment to appear as though it is a live concert. Don't get me wrong, most live albums aren't totally live (bands ussually re-record tracks to thicken up the sound), but this is painfully obvious. With all due respect, we are Cradle of f*cking Filth fans, we can deal with a few bad notes, it adds intimacy to the experience. Don't insult your audience by sterilizing your performances for video, we want the good, the badass, and the always ugly. There is also a recurring sense of overcommercialization permeating the video, which is unfortunate because Cradle is currently and always has been a band that puts music over commercialism. What the heck is Bam Margera doing opening the behind the scenes footage?
This is a value for $20, but think of it as a Cradle of Filth movie and not a true concert recording or behind the scenes look at the band, it isnt. Gotta say, I like "Heavy, Left handed, & Candid" a good bit better. Anyway, long live the Filth.
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I bought this for my self it is so awesome it doesn't get any better than this and for the price no body had to twist my arm to buy itPublished on June 22, 2013 by Kentgettoff
What an incredible concert dvd ! I own near 300 concert dvds and few come close to this one ! Recorded during the last leg of the Euro tour in 2005, in front of a packed house at... Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU
THIS IS A MUST HAVE DVD FOR ANY CRADLE FAN OR METAL FAN IN GENERAL!!!!!Published on April 2, 2008 by Jay Skowneski
awesome concert footage and plenty of great extras a must for fans of cradle of filth and black metal fans alike .Published on January 24, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I just got this this and it was EXCELLENT. Incldue an hour's worth of backstage tour and studio footage where you can see they enjoy blowing stuff up when they are bored. Read morePublished on November 17, 2007 by Padackles77
I think the DVD is great, a great COF DVD but for some reason I think they edited too much dani's voice and sometimes it seems kind of fake. Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Rosmery Zambrano
This is the best Cradle DVD available and is a must for any Cradle fan. The sound quality is amazing.Published on August 10, 2006 by Brian Panther
I'd like to agree with most of the reviews here presented, since the extras really sucked, te setlist was awful... Read morePublished on May 23, 2006 by Javier Flores
First of all Cradle was the band that introduced me to good music back when I boought Cruelty and the Beast. So even though I dont like there new stuff I still had to see this dvd. Read morePublished on February 22, 2006 by Xander Xavier Xymox