first DVD, Live Blasphemies, introduces these Swedish death metal
gods from the very beginning to the here and now. There are 2 discs
accompanying this most prestige and long-awaited offering! The first
disc is a live set taken from Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden featuring
classics like "Of Fire," Skin Her Alive" and "In
Death's Sleep" to name some. The second disc is a documentary
of how Dismember came to be and remains to be. It covers just about
everything from demo-days to nowadays and what they do/did in preparations
for shows, off-set memorandum, and an in-depth interview with Matti,
Fred, and David! To me, the documentary is by far the most precious
of the two discs. Mainly because you get to see how Dismember labored
through the good times and the bad as people, not just idolized musicians.
Although, I love hearing the classics played in near flawless clarity
in a live setting. The only setback was that most of the material
has been dubbed in Swedish tongue (but with English audio, too I think)
with English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish sub-titles. I guess
it's better to hear their own, first, language to make the package
more authentic. Besides, I don't mind reading - it's very educational.
Maybe you'll pick up on some Swedish too!! Anyways, this DVD is a
MUST have for ANY death metal fan!!! If you can't get your eager hands
on this in a store close-by, I believe you can get it via the Dismember
home page OR Escapi Media. Very much worth what ever you pay for it!!!!
Reviewed By: Thomas