Suicidal Tendencies - Live at the Olympic Auditorium (2010)


Having an impressive career spanning almost 30 years (including the three ‘breaks’ the band has taken) Suicidal Tendencies are one of the most recognized names in Crossover / Trash Metal, and are considered by many the fathers of this genre.

The band did not start in this genre, but they made their start playing Punk and evolved into one of the most influential bands in the early Crossover scene. We have hear the band’s releases for years and while never getting completely into them, until you get to see them live.

And with this DVD you can have at home one of the best performances this band has ever put on stage. This DVD starts off with an interview with Mike Muir, the band’s front-man and only remaining original member. We like this since they provide you with an insight into the band before leading you to their music, creating some expectation to what you are about to see.

The set-list features the greatest songs that this band has ever made and you can see how well the crow responds to Muir’s interaction with them. A true professional at work, each song is anticipated by an introduction by him and crowd interaction. The whole stage setup is very simple and I find it weird to see the huge amount of people you can see on the stage with the band.

The only thing we did not like entirely of this release is that the audio is stereo and most current live DVD releases are feature 5.1 Audio so you can have the full concert experience. However the stereo mix of the show is great and you can still get the right ‘being there’ feeling, but only on 2 speakers. The camera work is excellent and the editing catches all the best moments of the show and delivers them to you home seamlessly.

You will be taken on a journey for 15 tracks with this band that show they can give a great live show. Clocking around 75 minutes this DVD is money well spent for anybody ranging from occasional listeners of the band to the true hardcore fans.

Band: Suicidal Tendencies Album: Live at the Olympic Auditorium
Label: Suicidal Records

Release: January 26th, 2010

Official Site myspace
Genre: Crossover/ Trash Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 85/100

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