W:O:A - DVD - Live at Wacken 2006 (Doppel DVD)
2006 has been a special year for the WACKEN OPEN AIR and more than 70.000 boisterously partying fans experienced a unique event. All hitherto set standards have been disrupted and set anew. Endless media reporting in all formats and a unparalleled contingent on artists of the highest order along with the once again increased number of visitors pushed the W:O:A® up to the ultimate top position concerning heavy metal events where it has anchored ever since. To that effect the 2-DVD for that particular year became an enormously elaborate and extensive affair. A beautiful multiple gatefold digipak with a rich booklet conveys the unrivaled WACKEN feeling to the watcher right from the moment on he rips off the protection foil and then both DVDs with a complete running time of approximately 400 minutes keep up this line. On the first silver disc you receive the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, check the history of the festival and become one with the fans allover the holy ground. The next section concentrates on the liveclips of the greatest and most important musicians who went all out to bestow the time of their lives to the majestic fan cohort. Beginning with ancient heroes such as ROSE TATTOO, MOTÖRHEAD and THE SCORPIONS who even dug out "Speedys coming", one of their oldest tunes from their more colorful era, via 90s legends from the rather extreme side such as EMPEROR, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH to medieval folk rock courtesy of IN EXTREMO and a wicked POSTPUNK and INDUSTRIAL ROCK mix by MINISTRY the watcher gets a colorful spectrum of heart moving and brainstorming music. DVD 2 provides us with classic 80s extremists such as CELTIC FROST, MORTAL SIN and CARNIVORE, makes us dance madly backwards to the sweet folkmetalsound of KORPIKLAANI and FINNTROLL and pulls us downward to the gutter and below for some nifty underground metal with a wide range. All in all there are 64 clips by more than 40 bands of all heavy subgenres to be enjoyed on this double DVD which comes in a crystal clear 2.0 or 5.1 sound with a divine video quality. Turn on your DVD player, tune in with the music and then drop out, brothers and sisters of metal.