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DVD Review: Live at Wacken 2012

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Live at Wacken 2012

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The annual Wacken Open Air Festival has become a mecca music festival for metal fans across the globe since its inception in 1990; a coming together of cultures and communities in the name of heavy metal, headbanging and extreme inebriation.

Wacken/UDR Records have released here a home video a recap of the 2012 festivities, held, as always in the small Northern German province of Wacken. This triple DVD set presents a decent cross selection of artists, from local German artists Schandmaul and The Boss Hoss alongside such international metal luminaries as Testament, Overkill, Saxon, Edguy and Cradle of Filth, all plying their wares to a rabid gathering of faithful metal lifers who braved a rainy, muddy German weekend to get their fix of loud, hard and heavy.

Most of the bigger name acts receive three songs a piece, with some of the smaller acts (Graveyard, Ghost Brigade, Unearth) performing a song or two here on the set. Audio/visual quality is on par with most of the older Wacken DVDs, although the static menu screen and lack of any conceivable extras other than a short mini-movie leaves quite a bit to be desired. Sure, Live at Wacken 2012 might be a decent gift for that diehard metaller in your life who's never been to this most legendary of fests, but an event the size and stature of Wacken deserves a home video set done in a manner which is a little less slapdash and a bit more badass.

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