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“Metal Mania 2007” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Metal Mania 2007”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: 5/13/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

The 2007 edition of the Metal Mania Festival from Poland is finally here and I say that with a slight tongue in cheek as we are only three months into 2008 when it actually arrived at my desk to be explored. Metal Mind Productions is definitely to be commended for their ability and interest in getting their releases out fast for the Metal community to take advantage of them as opposed to waiting forever to issue something. If the filming and production is done and you can capture that fan interest then get it out before something else finds their attention wandering. Released in the states by those fine folks at MVD Entertainment or Music Video Distributors to many, this DVD brings you three and a half hours of video from the famous festival and after you watch it there are many who will begin booking flights so they can catch the event when it next occurs in the coming year. For the 2007 concert event there were as always a lot of cool Metal acts to enjoy and where the MMP folks best succeed is in their placement of a wide assortment of the genres instead of just giving you Black Metal or Death Metal. This edition begins with the romping and rousing Folk Metal of Korpiklaani, formerly of Napalm Records and now signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The three selections from the band prove very well that Metal covers all types of ground and when done skillfully enough will generally work out and give the audience something magical. I love these guys and really hope they get to the states for some touring sooner rather than later. Their back catalog is a lot of fun and should be investigated. My guess is by the time you are reading this review that their new album “Korven Kunigas” will have been released worldwide.
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