If you are a die-hard thrash metal and Hades fan, then you will welcome this DVD, coz it shows the band at their high time. But as the title suggests it's bootlegged. Well, perhaps not really bootlegged, but filmed with a video camera from the audience. The image quality is not the best and the sound is partly close to a cacophony... If you aren't a true Hades fan, then it's almost impossible to identify the songs! Sure, it shows that the band was really tight and hot to play. But the songs can't really shine on this DVD due to sound and image quality which is a pity. Due to the fact that Hades were supporting Megadeth their stage time was limited and after about 30 minutes it was over - and you might feel a slight nausea from the unsteady camera and the awkward camera moves...
with Inside The Metal you get a 45 minutes long documentary of Hades with interviews and live sequences. Some interview parts are just snippets, then you see some photos taken at different stages of their career and hear some one telling the story of Hades - I guess it's Dan Lorenzo, but due to the varying sound quality of the interview snippets, one can't be sure. Beside that everybody get the chance to speak up. You also get some blurry, shaking video sequences of Non-Fiction live and video clip you might have seen on MTV... The documentary was done around the year 2000 / 2001, I guess, but I have no information about it. Sorry.
As a bonus you et a video clip which was done much later by Dan Lorenzo and his mates. Its a heavy mid-paced rocker, but I confess I don't know the song. At least it has a good audio and image quality.
Well, just for die-hard fans! If you don't have all their albums, then you better spend your money on a regular CD! The look behind the scenes is interesting, but if it's worth the money, I'm not sure... Depends on how often you watch that kind of documentation... It would be great, if some better live recording would pop up and so give the fans a good quality piece, but I guess chances aren't too good... So perhaps you check this one out....
In The Meantime
Aftermath Of Betrayal
I Too Eye
Inside The Metal documentation (bonus)
bonus video clip