Review Summary: This DVD is full of energy, giving the fans an inside look into a Shinedown concert from when they were in their prime.
In 2008, with "The Sound of Madness" hitting the shelves, Shinedown began to finally enjoy some success when their album went into the top 100 albums. They released 3 singles 'Second Chance', 'What a Shame', and 'If You Only Knew' and all 3 still get good airplay on the radio. Many old Shinedown fans were displeased with this album, saying it was too mainstream. But Shinedown gained many new fans as well, and are much more popular today than they were before. That being said, their are a lot of people who like Shinedown's newest CD, but have no knowledge of their first two albums (like my mom). This review will hopefully give those people a better look into the world of Shinedown when they were in their prime.
The DVD kick starts the concert with "In Memory", one of their more high octane songs on the album, and the band is full of energy. The music is very loud though, and drowns out the vocals. Still, it sounds great and you can quickly see the crowd responding to the bands energy. A great start to the show.
"Stranger Inside" is the second song, and is even better. Brent Smith (singer) is great at getting everyone pumped up before this song. The drummer does a little solo before the song starts as well.
Halfway through the DVD, the band shows no intention of slowing down. The crowd is jumping all of the place, the band is all over the stage, and everybody's having a great time. By #8, "No More Love", Brent Smith is still going strong, giving the greatest inspirational speech of the DVD. By the time the song starts, I feel like I'm actually there. This is the best part of the DVD in my opinion.
The DVD is ended with the song "Left Out" which is one of the heaviest songs on their CD. The drumming is great in this song, and really stands out. A great ending to the concert for sure.
This review is meant to be brief. There isn't a lot you can say about each song without sounding repetitive. The band played a VERY good show, the crowd was exploding with energy, and the singer wasn't lip syncing. All you new fans of Shinedown, check this DVD out and their first album. This is good music that every fan of this band should be listening to.
No More Love