Format: Color, Compilation, NTSC
Region: All Regions
Studio: Nuclear Blast Americ
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
Run Time: 240 minutes
Average Customer Review: based on 10 reviews. (Write a review.)
Available Audio Tracks: English (PCM Stereo)
Region 0 (NTSC format)
50 selections on two discs
Bonus live chapter: The Butcher Strikes Back (Destruction), Fire in the Sky (Hypocrisy), The Awakener (Kataklysm)
Dr. Blast Show: new stuff from Mystic Prophecy, Graveworm, Mnemic, Dew-Scented, Misery Index, Re:aktor, Deathstars, Destruction, Primal Fear, Dimmu Borgir
Monsters of Metal gives no quarter, cramming 50 videos by 50 different metal bands onto two discs. You name the place and the sound, and it's here: from all over Europe (England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, and Denmark), the U.S., Canada, and Brazil comes hard rock in all shapes and styles, from radio-friendly pop-metal to heavier thrash and speed-metal to extreme forms like gothic, industrial, and death metal. If you're already a fan of the genre, you can discover bands you most likely haven't heard before; if you're not, four hours of head-banging probably won't change your mind. But for those already converted, here's a golden opportunity to widen your metal outlook: Brazil's thrash-metal quartet Sepultura's heavy-duty cover of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky" and stalwarts Iron Maiden's live version of its classic "Run to the Hills" are the exceptions to the rule of unfamiliar or new bands showing off their considerable metal chops. And this is just volume 1; volume 2 also contains 50 videos from 50 different artists. Bonuses include three live clips and the "Dr. Blast Show," 25 minutes' worth of prime music by 10 up-and-coming groups. And, although the sound is PCM Stereo, it has been mixed so it sounds as meaty as 5.1 Dolby Surround.
My top 5 favorite videos from disc 1 (no order) are:
1. Sonata Arctica "Wolf and Raven"
2. Dimmu Borgir "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse"
3. Helloween "Just A Little Sign"
4. Stratovarius "Eagleheart"
5. Cradle of Filth "Her Ghost In The Fog"
My top 5 favorite videos from disc 2 (no order) are:
1. Thunderstone "Virus"
2. Rhapsody "Power of The Dragonflame"
3. Carcass "No Love Lost"
4. Mnemic "Ghost"
5. Gathering "Leaves"