If you have ever been to a KoRn concert relive your bliss as you watch them perform an entire concert live at the Hammerstein Ballroom. If you have never seen KoRn live before then you should pick this up to see what you are missing. Not only is it a great DVD but it comes with a code for you to buy two get two free tickets to KoRn’s Family Values tour! It is definately something you should all pick up and enjoy.
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I plan on purchasing the dvd, but I have already seen the performance as I was at the show. I was in the balcony so I had a good view of everything. The show was good, not the best but good none the less. Korn should have recorded a performance from the “see you on the other side” tour, the setlist was much better. This dvd has all the Korn hits, and a few new titles, but it lacks some of the older material that was on the syotos tour. A reviewer had said that the band wasnt very active at this show, and i must say that they were active, but not as much as on the syotos tour. All in all this is a must have for a Korn fan, but it could be better. The only reason im really buying it is for the simple fact that i want to see if im on it at all. If you have the “korn live” dvd from 2002 i believe, you pretty much have this one already.
“Live On The Other Side” — a concert captured on the eve of the release of Korn’s seventh studio album, “See You On The Other Side” marks Korn’s first performance in the states since the exit of co-founding guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch. Since Korn have had a rather big year since the release of the album, it was only natural that a live DVD was released to celebrate (or capitalize) on it. This concert very well could have been Korn’s victory lap. A reminder to everyone that the guys have still got it and they are still vital. And although they are, this concert and overall package just doesn’t show that.
Don’t get me wrong. This is a good concert, good presentation, and decent extras. However, this is not Korn at their best. This concert was back in December, before the band really got their act together for their “See You On The Other Side” world tour. This means no back-up band, no cool imagery, and virtually no stage show. What this concert is, is the four members of Korn (and guitarist Rob Patterson stuffed in the back somewhere) simply rocking out the tried and true material at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Now, had Korn waited a few months and released something documenting their world tour, this DVD could have easily been more exciting. Those who saw them more recently know what I’m talking about. Not only did the back-up band help fill the empty spots, with some unique visuals and stage set-up, but the band was also in top form. Here, on this DVD, they’re a little rusty.
The setlist is a bit too safe as well. Basically, it’s “Greatest Hits, Vol. 1″ with a mere four songs from the new album. Sure, we all love hearing “Got The Life” “Blind” and “A.D.I.D.A.S.” but for my money, the best part of the world tour was hearing old, but lesser-known favorites like “Divine” “Clown” and “It’s On” mixing with the more experimental new stuff like “Love Song” and “Tearjerker.” Everything about Korn’s show clicked when I saw them. On this performance, however, it’s a bit sterile, and need I say, overproduced. Considering this is a basic Korn concert, it would have benefited the whole production if they hadn’t pro-tooled everything to death. But in it’s defense, at least the cameras don’t cut away every half-second, like on their last “Live” DVD (and there’s no cheesy CGI images integrated either).
The extras are mixed. The “Coming Undone” music video actually isn’t the music video. Just the live performance. The “Jukebox,” likewise, is worthless, as it just lets you select which performances to watch. However, a documentary that follows the band onboard a plane with some fans/contest winners is a real treat. Not only do you get to hear a completely warped version of “Here To Stay,” but you’ll also see Patterson performing with the band, unmasked and unhidden. This feature itself probably would have made a better DVD than what we got. I’m a huge Korn fan, and I’m pretty disappointed with this. What could have been a great opportunity to show a revitalized band is just predictable, going through the motions. For some reason, Korn just can’t get it right with their live DVD’s, and I don’t understand why. Just go see them live, as soon as possible. The real thing is much, much better.
I thought it would be nice to add a review from someone who has actually seen this dvd.
I have seen it at home and on the big screen and WOW. It was a great show! A great mixture of songs from the new CD along with classic Korn. The way this DVD was filmed really makes you feel like you are right there at a Korn concert. Except you get the great view without getting pummeled in the pit. Oh and believe me they move and go nuts on stage! The setting in NY is a great choice because the crowd is fantastic.
Korn shows love for their fans like no other rock band as shown in some of the bonus footage which included them taking fans & US troops to NY on a private jet for the concert and playing a mini show on the plane (some of which was shown on Mtv2). Don’t fall asleep on Korn’s plane-you’ll wake up taped to your seat! LOL.
Other bonus footage introduces you to some of the crew that have been with Korn for many many years which was cool to see also. Other hidden footage is already being found by fans by clicking around (similar to the Deuce dvd) so that’s a nice extra surprise too.
All in all for a price lower then the cost of one concert ticket you can see a fantastic Korn show in your own living room!
KoRn has often been called the inventors of “nu-metal”. They don’t care much for the label, but of course they’ve never adhered to any classification. They push the boundaries every whichway that they can but always keep in mind the #1 priority: to ROCK.
This DVD, 4th of the band’s (counting the awesome performance at CBGB’s on the Greatest Hits DVD), is sure to continue that priority.
All KoRn fans know of the religiously-fueled departure of founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch from the band over a year ago. Though his out-of-the-blue (to us) exit was quite the blow for a lot of us, the rest of the band has certainly not been drug down. If anything, they have become a more mighty beast, subtly modifying minor parts of their previous songs to rock harder as well as seeping with energy 10 fold of that before Head left (not to mention the incredibly innovative–if not a little TOO weird in a couple parts–latest album “See You on the Other Side”).
Presenting to our screens performances of newer monster-songs like “Liar” and “Hypocrites” as well as bringing back the classics (with a now meaner edge) like “Freak on a Leash”, “A.D.I.D.A.S.”, and–of course–”Blind”, this high-def., explosive DVD from one of the mightiest bands of our time is sure to rock your socks clean off!!!