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“Live: With Full Force” by Crowbar

Artist: Crowbar
Title: “Live: With Full Force”
Label: Candlelight Records
Release Date: 2/6/07
Genre: Doom Core
Rating: 3.5/5

The legends of Doom Core from New Orleans have returned with their new DVD “Live: With Full Force” and it is a great way to get a very candid, and inside look into a band that is comprised of some very regular guys who are just doing what they do best on the stage. They also give the viewer an inside look at the life one leads in the music business. The concert was filmed during the popular German Festival that bears the same name where the guys perform a short set from their back catalog as well as material for their latest album, the 2005 “Lifesblood For The Downtrodden”. You will find that the festival footage to be very intense but sparse in its visuals since those gigs are all about getting onstage and off very quickly. Killer numbers like “The Planets Collide” and “Burn Your World” crunch your ears with Doom and Stoner Metal as it is delivered by masters of the genre. In addition to the concert footage the viewer gets a very interesting “rockumentary” segment that is blended between the concert numbers. While it features commentary from all of the band members the footage is primarily focused on band leader Kirk Windstein. When he speaks you are able to get the real deal scoop on life as a working musician and based on his words the lifestyle is clearly not what many might think it is. Kirk says without pause that he lays most of the blame on the “Behind The Music” specials from VH1 with Motley Crue and Poison for creating the false images of what life is like on the road.
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