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Exodus - Double Live Dynamo DVD (2007)
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Open your ears, brace yourself and step into a metal time machine. The date is now 1982. Tom Hunting and
Kirk Hammet, followed soon after by Gary Holt, form Exodus. They
searched in vain for a frontman to complete their band, until the
fateful day Rich Burch introduced them to one Paul Baloff. They became
hugely popular amongst the worldwide underground tape trading community.
Within a couple of years the metal scene is exploding all over the
world but the San Francisco Bay Area in particular, is exploding with a
new brand of aggressive metal all it's own.

Unquestionably, it was Exodus's innovating song writing and explosive
live shows along with their brutally sick attitudes that spawned the Bay
Area thrash scene. Exodus was instrumental in pioneering this style of
music and soon became the toast of the Bay Area metal scene, in the
process inspiring a host of other groups such as Metallica, Testament,
Death Angel and Violence (which Rob Flynn would later leave to form
Machine Head). "If it wasn't for Exodus there would be no Machine Head,"
is how Rob Flynn recently evaluated Exodus's immense impact and
influence on his bands current musical direction. Metallica were
impressed enough by Exodus to recruit Kirk Hammet as the replacement for
Dave Mustaine following his departure from the Metallica ranks in 83'.
Gary, Paul and Tom forge on and create a whole new world musically, they
go through several other guitar players until they find Rick Hunolt and
then they add Rob McKillop. The machine is born and they soon become
the holy men of metal. Completed nearly a year before it's eventual
April 1985 release, Exodus's debut album, Bonded By Blood (originally
titled A Lesson In Violence), was a groundbreaking effort that is still
being regarded as one of the greatest and most timeless classics the
metal genre has ever produced. They set out on tour with Venom and
Slayer and leave a path of sick & disgusting, torture and
destructive violence.

Personal and musical differences led to Paul Baloff's dismissal before
the release of the bands second album Pleasures of the Flesh. This
featured new singer Steve "Zetro" Souza (ex- Legacy front man). Legacy
later went on to change their name to Testament.

Exodus went on to obtain greater commercial heights with some of their
subsequent records (Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster, Impact is
Imminent and Force of Habit) and tours (which included gigs with the
likes of Pantera, Anthrax, Motorhead, Suicidal Tendencies, Black
Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Megadeth, Metallica and Ice T's Body Count.

After experiencing a host of record company and personal problems that
added further pressure on the already fragile relations within the band,
Exodus eventually split up in 1992, just a short time following the
release of their final studio effort entitled Force of Habit.

In late 1996, nearly 13 years after Bonded by Blood was recorded,
vocalist Paul Baloff, Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Tom Hunting and new
bassist Jack Gibson were reunited. On March 8th 1997 at a sold out
performance in their hometown of San Francisco the show was recorded and
a "live" album was released entitled Another Lesson in Violence and a
full tour of Europe and North America followed. After the tours were
completed, the band once again went their own ways. Everyone would have
to wait until September 2001 for Exodus to reunite again, they came to
the aid of "Testaments" Chuck Billy. The Thrash of the Titans' the show
was a benefit that featured Exodus, Legacy, Anthrax, S.O.D. and Death
Angel, after the benefit Exodus begins working on new material for
another album and are starting to play more shows again, when on
February 2, 2002 Paul Baloff suffers a stroke, which ultimately takes
his life. The rest of the band feels compelled to soldier on for Paul.
Zetro comes back onboard and the band is feeling more powerful and vital
than ever as well as retaining that brutally sick attitude that they
had since the very beginning. They are in the pre-production stage right
now for their new album that will be out late 2002- early 2003.

Exodus At MySpace

2007 Double Live Dynamo DVD


Disc I [Live October 27, 1985 - Dynamo Club, Eindhoven, Holland]

01. Exodus
02. Bonded By Blood
03. And Then There Were None
04. Hell's Breath
05. Deliver Us From Evil
06. Deathrow
07. Pleasures Of The Flesh
08. Lesson In Violence
09. No Love
10. Piranha
11. Strike Of The Beast
12. Metal Command
13. Impaler

Disc II [Live May 17, 1997 - Dynamo Open Air, Eindhoven, Holland]

01. Bonded By Blood
02. Exodus
03. Pleasures Of The Flesh
04. And Then There Were None
05. Piranha
06. Deliver Us From Evil
07. No Love
08. Lesson In Violence
09. Strike Of The Beast

Label: Zaentz

With the current resurgence of interest in the thrash metal of days past, enter the DVD "Exodus: Double
Live Dynamo". While the title, and font used on the front cover recall
Ted Nugent, this is somewhat puzzling because the Motor City Madman is
nowhere to be found. The DVD is set up as two concerts: the first in
1985 at the Dynamo club, and the second from 1997 at the Dynamo open air
festival, both in Eindhoven, Holland. This is identical in structure to
Toxik's DVD "Dynamo open air 1988"

The first concert, the club date, is excellent. While not TOO dissimilar
to what, in years past, would have passed as a bootleg, the
mid-eighties camcorder footage, rather than decrease enjoyment, adds
that dewy layer of nostalgia and charm. The crowd is going crazy
(European fans tend to appreciate American metal bands visiting their
countries), and the band performs a tight, energetic and highly
entertaining set. Also of interest are the performance of two songs not
released on any album, "Hell's Breath" and "Deathrow", making, by
default, this DVD an essential purchase for completists due to that
alone. Add to that some pre-show soundcheck footage and a great time is
had by all.

Sadly, the second concert doesn't quite live up to the first. From 1997,
a low year for metal generally speaking, I applaud Exodus for
soldiering on and keeping the flame alive. But on that big stage there
is no immediate connection to the audience like in the club gig. Plus
its hard to tell if the fans are truly appreciating them or on an
"ironic" level only. Additionally, the sound is a bit weird. We cannot
hear Rick Hunolt's guitar at all. We see he is playing but we hear no
sound. Maybe the live audience did, but the home audience cannot. Add to
that his receding hairline and bad, super-baggy 90's pants, and the
fact that he is wearing a big white T-shirt that appears to say "fuck
negativity", and a pretty picture is not painted.

While we can hear Gary Holt's guitar loud and clear, unfortunately, the
signature Exodus "crunch" is SO low and distorted it just sounds
squelchy and burpy and farty and is hard to listen to at times. Plus his
short, California-dude hair is more suited to pop-punk than pure Metal.
Also, Baloff sprinkling the songs with many "F=bombs" and shouting them
at the audience seems like a cynical and dare I say lazy way to get the
crowd fired up. This approach is noticeably not taken in the 1985
concert. But I will give them the benefit of the doubt because it is
said they had just returned to the stage with this lineup after just
practicing with it. And it's not terrible, but in comparison with the
previous concert, it's just somewhat sad to see how times have changed.

In conclusion, first concert = awesome. second concert = fans only.
While I appreciate that the second concert is present and accounted for
on this DVD, and it's perhaps not as bad as I made it sound, I am glad
it was included on the DVD rather than not, because the more Exodus, in
any form, the better. The total running time on the disc is over three
hours, and that is very much appreciated, and I don't wish to sound
ungrateful. But the passage of time between the shows and the
differences between them are hard not to notice, and it makes for a
vivid example of the adage "times change". However, great thrash, and
great metal is timeless and I applaud Zaentz for releasing this. The
percentage score is based on the total package, i.e. sound quality,
menus, the fact that it was released at all, value for money, as well as
the concerts themselves. But with the new interest in all things 80's
and all things metal, I'm sure we can expect to see more DVD's like this
in the future. Besides the fact that my wallet will take a beating, I
say go forth and thrash!

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