Saturday, April 5, 2008


Live At Wacken Open Air 2007 DVD
Bodog Music

The Waken Open Air Festival is one of the biggest outdoor metal concerts in the world. From it's humble beginnings in 1990 with only six local German bands to it's now massive undertaking of over sixty bands and a crowd draw of around 60,000 fans, this is the premier metal event. So it's only fitting that American thrash legends Overkill, decided to film their newest live DVD here. Frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth let's loose his trademark high-end vocals as the band thunder their way across such classics as "Rotten To The Core" and the anthemic "In Union We Stand" to newer tracks, "Skull And Bones" and "Walk Through The Fire" from their latest album "Immortalis". "Blitz" and bassist D.D. Verni are the only members from the original line-up but the newer musicians fit right in and slay on every song. You are treated to the "Blitzcam" which is a view from Bobby's video cam mounted on a microphone pole, so if you were in the front of the crowd then, you might see yourself "throwing the horns"! There are only ten songs presented here and with the bands rather large discography (and lack of time) there are probably many favorites you won't hear, but the ones you do, I promise that the fans won't be disappointed.

- Craig Harvey

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