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“Fearing The Exit” by Society 1

Artist: Society 1
Title: “Fearing The Exit”
Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 2/19/2008
Genre: Industrial Metal
Rating: 2.5/5

Society 1 is an Industrial Metal band led by Matt “The Lord” Zane, a man most prominently known for his work in the adult film industry and also for being the person who broke the suspension record previously held by illusionist Chris Angel. If you are not familiar with the suspension stuff, well it is exactly how it sounds and found the singer essentially hanging himself above the band by hooks. Pretty wild stuff when it comes down to it but not my own cup of tea. This DVD gives the viewer a little bit of everything that the band is involved in by delivering some live material, videos and interview footage along with a healthy number of bonus features that should please the most ardent supporters. The film begins with a documentary about the band called “One Way To Hell” and it is sometimes interesting and also sometimes boring, but I guess that the hardest core fan would not agree with me on that part. They don’t really feature too much in the way of music in the documentary and instead show a lot of backstage liaisons as well as plenty of onstage berating of the audience by Zane who seems to know exactly what buttons he needs to push to incite them into frenzy. The documentary is loaded with sexual content as well, and while it is shadowed or grayed out, that when coupled with the blunt language makes this a for mature audience item only.
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