Black Label Society: The European Invasion – Doom
Troopin’ Live (Eagle Blu-ray)
B- Sound: B Extras: C+ Concerts: C+
year, we looked at the Music Video collection of Black Label Society, Zakk
Wylde’s hard-rockin’ band that was not bad, but not great either. Now comes a collection of two of their more
recent concerts on Blu-ray in a collection called Black Label Society: The European Invasion – Doom Troopin’ Live,
once again issued by Eagle Entertainment.
This includes two concerts, a long one in Paris
and shorter on in London.
their Videos, the concert is not bad, has energy and quality to it, but unless
you really like them or their type of Rock, this will all seem repetitious and
is not for everyone. Fans will be happy to
have them in a higher format and they do play hard, plus they actually seem to
care about their fans. However, I found
it all only so memorable and it only distinction for now is that it is one of
the only concerts in its genre on Blu-ray.
1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is not bad for each concert, yet can
have more instances of softness and that includes image manipulation and
styling that may be hip, but do not help playback. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix
is the best of three audio options (including PCM 2.0 Stereo and Dolby Digital
5.1) that sounds good and is well recorded enough, but does not offer anything
in the way of great soundfields either.
For the genre, this is one of the better recordings on the market, so
playback is also among the best.
include two Music Videos from that collection (In This River, Fire It Up),
making of the Savage Messiah clip and
a 50-minutes featurette called Backstage
Pass about the band’s
tour. You can read about the previous
DVD/CD Music Video collection Skullage
at this link:
- Nicholas Sheffo