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ROCK IN RIO

Iron Maiden

 

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4.05 | 81 ratings

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Gatot
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5 stars Oh what an interesting live video to watch! It's so rocking and so powerful! Rio de Janeiro has always been the best place to rock for most of rock bands - where thousand of crazy crowd in rock fashion and attribute flocked into the open stadium. When the DVD starts to play what I can see is the view of the venue shot from helicopter - with gigantic stage and great design. This is a wonderful rock concert DVD with practically no defect at all - it's so perfect. There are many reasons why this DVD is a perfect rock concert DVD.

First, the songs selection is truly great. It starts with new material from the band's "Brave New World" album. The show also captured songs from Jurassic period (like Bruce said it before the "Wrathchild") as well as new material. The selection favors not just die hard fans but for those who like to watch rock concert would love this concert as well.

Second, the band performance is great in terms of stage acts as well as musical quality they produce. "The Wicker Man" which also an opener of the album kicks off the show in a very energetic way. All members of the band: three guitarists (Janick Gers, dave Murray, and Adrian Smith), bassist Steve Harris, drummer Nicko McBrain and lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson did attractive stage acts. It can be seen clearly that each member contributes their virtuosity in each passage of the music, performed in rocking style. The song continues to "Ghost of The Navigator" and "Brave New World" from new material. After they played two classic materials, I could not believe that I could see the band plays "Blood Brothers" (my favorite track) brilliantly!

Third, the audio quality is superb in any channel or feature you select. The audio quality is very important to enjoy the show in its entirety as the music of Iron Maiden is hard and heavy. I just want to emphasize here that typical Iron Maiden studio album has relatively dry recording quality. But this DVD is having thick bass and excellent treble.

Fourth, picture quality and shooting angles are truly superb. The cameramen was quite active to shoot important stage act and how to shoot them in harmony with the music being played. The editing is really great.

Overall, this is a perfect rock DVD that anyone who claims as rocker must OWN this DVD. I have literally no complaint at all with this DVD in terms of performance and production. Everything is just perfect! Highly recommended! Keep on rockin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 5/5 |

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