1/21/2003 - Review by: Guest
Take a look inside their fucked up world
Filmed by over 30 cameras during a performance at the London Arena, the insane 9-piece from Des Moines, Iowa known as Slipknot, give you Disasterpieces. Take a look inside their fucked up world with some backstage footage and witness firsthand, the mayhem that ensues on stage.
Nine of the 30-some cameras covering the spectacle are attatched to the members of the band in some way. Some have a small camera fixed on their mask, others have it on their guitar, some just have a simple cam holding a constant shot of them playing. All together, it makes for a viewing that's quite interesting.
The band rips through songs left and right and in between we get a glimpse of the efforts going into setting up a Slipknot show. From stage construction, sound checks and getting suited up to PR work, autograph sessions and hanging out backstage, you don't quite see it all, but they let you get just enough of a glimpse to know what it's like.
It's pretty safe to say that you have to be a Slipknot fan to wanna check this out, but if you've always wanted to see the craziness that "maggots" talk about after a Slipknot show but you've never wanted to plop down the $35 or $40 for a ticket, then maybe you'd like to check this out.
Special features include "Maggot Edits" where the DVD gives you two tracks to choose from and allows you to control which camera you're looking through. Also, with the ownership of this DVD you'll have all of Slipknot's videos to date immortalized on plastic.
I don't think there's much of a gray area with Slipknot, you either like them or you don't. I've liked the band for quite awhile now, hence the positive review. So for any Slipknot fans reading this, if you don't already have the DVD, pick it up and enjoy.