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A Serbian Film [2010] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Srdjan Todorovic
A Serbian Film [2010] [DVD] DVD ~ Srdjan Todorovic
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I have seen the fully uncut version of A Serbian Film, complete with foetal rape, hammering a girl to death whilst raping her etc, and I can't believe how tedious it is! How can a film so full of extremities be so completely bland and uninteresting?

This film looks like a group of fifth form schoolboys wrote down a list of the most offensive things they could think of, and then made a film to include them all. Yes, the gore effects are superb, but as a film it falls down within the first five minutes. The lead character is supposed to be a great ex-pornstar, but no porn movie I ever saw had a pale, fragile little ginger bloke like this as its main stud. The villain is equally as… Read more
Entropia ~ Pain Of Salvation
Entropia ~ Pain Of Salvation
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This assured debut from Pain of Salvation clearly throws down the gauntlet to established kings of progressive metal such as Dream Theater. The songs and musicianship are of the highest order, full of dramatic twists, turns and changes of rhythm and emotion. Barely a minute passes by without some audacious development - from sudden bursts of unexpected harmony and washes of captivating melody to the briefest flickers of jazz improvisation. Track 6, Stress, is an especially dizzying tour-de-force.

On the down side, although Daniel Gildenlow's multi-octave voice is amazing, some of the lyrics and intonation are slightly, well 'Scandinavian' for want of a better word. That was… Read more
BE ~ Pain Of Salvation
BE ~ Pain Of Salvation
BE represents progressive metal band Pain of Salvation at their most progressive and least metallic. If you're into Transatlantic, Spocks Beard, Pink Floyd and other classic rock - but aren't too sure about heavy metal - you may find that this is a good way to discover Pain of Salvation.

BE is incredibly idiosyncratic, both musically and conceptually, and confims Daniel Gildenlow as a fascinating but wayward artist. To support its ambitious concept, it incorporates a lot of classical elements as well as rock, folk and jazz. It's amazingly diverse and melodic, but it's only towards the end that you get a hint of the truly amazing, passionate music that this band is capable… Read more