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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 25 Oct 2013
I received this today and just watched it, this is one metal band that stick to their roots and never fake out... this live DVD is blinding, superb picture quality as Well as a clear and brutal sound, every self respecting metal fan should have this in their collection, not to be missed... testament deliver all the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just... awesome, 22 Oct 2013
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Iain Purdie (Glasgow) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dark Roots of Thrash (Bonus Blu-ray) (Audio CD)
One of the best thrash bands of all time have made a hell of a comeback with their most recent album, and the DVD showcases how good they really are. Stuff your Metallica, this is a band who've never given up their roots and instead have released one of the heaviest albums in their history.

They're brilliant live and if you've not been able to catch them before, this is an acceptable second best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have ... Period, 26 Jun 2014
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This baby came fresh off the press, I had to wait 10 days but it the best show I have ever seen. All camera shots are in 1080p. Chuck Billy, Skulnik, Peterson. Rip your head clean off on this one. Very proud to own it and it gets loaned out to no one. This baby stays in the vault
Peace out!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Casing, great video and sound, 20 Mar 2014
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Amazing.

The only reason for the four stars is the short time of the concert and the lack of some classics.

The set list is basically the 2 lasted albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 25 Feb 2014
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Full force Testament at their live finest. Excellent sound, picture and camerawork. Awesome set list and the added bonus of the entire show on 2 CD's... DO IT!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Testament - The Dark Roots Of Thrash Blu Ray, 23 Feb 2014
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Gentlegiantprog "Kingcrimsonprog" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dark Roots of Thrash (Bonus Blu-ray) (Audio CD)
The Dark Roots Of Thrash is a Live Blu-Ray from the American Bay Area Thrash Metal band Testament, capturing them on the touring cycle for their Dark Roots of Earth album. It’s a 19-track, 130-minute concert video filmed on February 15th, 2013, live at the Paramount Theater, Huntington, New York. (It is also available in other formats such as MP3, Vinyl, CD and DVD).

The concert features the Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson, Greg Christian, Alex Skolnick, Gene Hoglan line-up, playing a career spanning set featuring a fine balance of tracks from the 80s like ‘Over The Wall’ and The Haunting’, modern favourites like ‘Rise Up,’ and ‘More Than Meets The Eye’ and even some tracks from the middle of their career like ‘D.N.R’ and ‘Riding The Snake.’ They play to an enthusiastic and packed audience, with a professional stage show full of banners and strobes. Best of all, the band deliver a very good performance, packing a lot of energy and umph into the delivery. Testament really seem on top of their game here, and you won’t be disappointed at all by how the band play live. They absolutely nail it.

The sound quality and mix are top-notch, delivering a crunchy, metallic sound job that perfectly suits the band, nicely balancing all the instruments and not ignoring nor overemphasizing the crowd. The visuals are good too, the camera work and picture quality are great.

The only minor let-down is that the editing is a bit too enthusiastic, and uses tricks like turning to slow motion or black and white a little too often. Its not so distracting that it’s a deal-breaker, in fact if you don’t watch concert videos all the time you mightn’t even notice, but there was something that was just “off” enough to warrant comment.

The Blu Ray specs are: 1080p, PCM Stereo, Region: All.

The version I bought came in a Steelbook, with 2CD version of the concert too.

In terms of extra footage; The music video for ‘Native Blood’ is included. There’s also a feature called ‘bonus footage’ which is an 11-minute montage of performance footage, recording, photoshoots and fans screaming, set to the tune of studio recordings of ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ and ‘Man Kills Mankind.’

Overall; this is an excellent concert by an excellent band, and it sounds great to match. If you’ve already got the Live In London DVD, this is still worth getting due to the varied setlist, the interesting stageshow and the addition of Gene Hoglan. If you are hyper-sensitive about quirky editing jobs I’d advise having a test-watch before buying, but for everyone else the strength of the sound, look and performance make it an absolutely worthwhile release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Band of the World, 4 Jan 2014
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I'm Suspect to talk, because this is my favorite band, i'm very like this blu-ray, but I expected a better picture without over-issues, and missed the 5.1 sound, and the set list missed songs like The Legacy, Souls of Black, Electric Crown, Low and Dow for Life, but the end result is positive, because a Testament concert is assurance of fun and good music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing show but only stereo sound!, 9 Dec 2013
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Mr. J. S. Dodd "MetalDoddy" (Leeds England) - See all my reviews
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picture quality amazing the set list is excellent Testament are rocking so 5 stars there but sorry I must lose a star for no 5.1 sound this just isn't good enough but if your a testament fan buy it it's still brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Testament, 5 Dec 2013
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I have seen these guys many times growing up here in the bay area and it's good to know that they still have it after all these years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable, 3 Dec 2013
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Great show and cool steelbook... in my opinion is the best band thrash metal in actuality.
Just not liked being available only PCM 2.0.
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