Threshold - Critical Energy
Everything I wrote in the review about the CD goes for this DVD as well, as it is the same concert and track listing it - believe it or not - sounds pretty much the same. So what does the DVD has to offer that the CD hasn't? Not that much really.
It doesn't offer that much for the eye, as Threshold are performing in what seems to be a small club and the audience don't seem to have been that big either. What you see is a band in a playful mood but it doesn't exactly happens that much on stage. The small stage doesn't allow them to move around that much and as special effects are concerned, there are none. Nevertheless it is a great concert, and they deliver and the sound is perfect and the picture quality is pretty good as well.
What comes as the biggest surprise is the size of Johanne James's drum set. It sounds so much bigger on the album and I got really surprised when I saw it on stage. On the other hand he proves that there isn't a need for a bigger set when he is making it sound so great as he does. One thing that comes out a bit disturbing is that Mac's lips movement doesn't always seem to be accurate, his voice is out of synch. Is it a result of voice dubbing done afterwards?
The one thing that speaks in advantage for the DVD in favour of the CD is the sound. Here you have 5.1 sound and that lifts the concert but on the other hand you really don't need to see the concert to enjoy the music. And instead of me repeating myself I suggest that you carry on with reading the review of the CD to get the full fact on these releases.