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With the success of their heavy hitting debut album New American Gospel
(not counting their first album under the name of Burn The Priest) and their classic sophomore album As The Palace Burns
, Lamb Of God have established themselves as one of America's most popular death/ thrash bands of the 2000's. The purpose of this DVD, Terror And Hubris
, is to allow fans to take a deeper look into the world of Lamb Of God. packed with 54 minutes worth of awesome live performances, music videos for two of Lamb Of God's most popular songs, a very interesting (and amusing) documentary with the band, and other extra goodies, this DVD makes a worthy piece to any Lamb Of God collection.
The documentary with the band is the main feature of the DVD, running at about 22 minutes. The feature starts off with clips from the live track In The Absence Of The Sacred
, which sets the stage for more live track clips and commentaries throughout the documentary. The band also shows off a sense of sick humor, with their special segment called 'The Blair Sh*t Project', which is (as stated in 'warning' before the segment starts) meant to ensure the humility of person in which Randy Blythe takes the pleasure of humiliating (you'll have to see it to find out who and what they did).
Following the segment and another live clip, the band talks about the events in the writing process of both the lyrics and music. There are also several clips of the band goofing off before, after, and during shows. They also have another segment which is a 'Making Of...' the music video for Ruin
. After that is another interview with the band on how and why the band formed. As the credits role, you feel somewhat at a misdemeanor, because now, you you were to watch this documentary you would be completely left out in the cold if you consider Lamb Of God's Ashes Of The Wake
to be your favorite album.
The Live Tracks
Terror And Hubris
contains several live videos of tracks from Lamb Of God's New American Gospel
and As The Palace Burns
releases. All the live tracks are typically the same, with Randy Blythe shirtless and sweating with his face blood red and his band mates rocking hard on a small stage with a bunch of fans head banging to their crushing music in some compact room or hallway. The live tracks are Ruin
and 11th Hour
, both from Lamb Of God's As The Palace Burns
, and In The Absence Of The Sacred
, The Subtle Arts Of Murder And Persuasion
, and Black Label
all from Lamb Of God's New American Gospel
. Although the live tracks are very fun to watch, they're is not a lot of variety in their concert acts and their performances.
The Music Videos And Extras
The music video for Ruin
, the better of the two, takes place inside a small church room as the band performs in front of a bunch of despaired people in search of Christ. The band uses a lot of vague imagery to depict the religious aspect of what they stand for and at the same time express the intense emotions that drive the listeners to insanity. The video for Black Label
is slightly more choppy then Ruin
. In the video, they take a bunch of live performances that share the screen with segments focusing on what looks like a mental patient trying to escape the bondage prison in which he is in.
The extras include the documentary featured in audio or dolby digital sound, a music video for A Warning
performed by a contest winner who submitted the video and won backstage passes to any Lamb Of God concert for life. Also in the extras is a DC commercial that featured Lamb Of God as the background music, and even has a 10 second introduction before the commercial is played. Overall, the DVD is pretty good... if you permanently live back in 2003 or early 2004. When compared to Lamb Of God's new DVD, Killidelphia
, this DVD is nothing more then a teaser for fans who were waiting for th real thing.
-- Great (and humorous) documentary with the band.
-- The live tracks are rather fun to watch.
-- The music videos are really good and intense.
-- Too short as a whole to be a satisfying DVD to any Lamb Of God fan.
-- The lack of the 11th Hour
-- The band should of waited for after Ashes Of The Wake
so as to have more variety between albums on the DVD.
-- They should of added stuff from their debut album under the name Burn The Priest as well.