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Soulfly - The Song Remains Insane
Soulfly has profiled themselves to be the band of tribal metal. After releasing 4 albums in 6 years you have to release a DVD. And so Soulfly did with their ‘The Song Remains Insane’ DVD which we received last week. The cover tells met that there is over an hour of live material of Max & Co.
 
Let me start with the last piece of the intro. Max and Co, that is what Soulfly is all about. I think right now is the first time he is recording 2 albums with the same band members. On the DVD you can see these various line up changes over the past years. On every piece of live material there seems to be an other band behind the former Sepultura front man.
 
The story of the DVD is a bit strange, there is a story told by Max about the life of Soulfly. It isn’t some kind of interview but the way the story is being told looks like an autobiography. Max is showing us his live with Soulfly and his family. Between this story there are various live performances all over the world and besides that some recording videos of the band in the studio and practice room. This way of showing the material is a bit strange but the compilation idea is quite nice.
 
Of course you can choose to see the live performances separate and the same thing for the videos. By giving the audience this choice you get a complete DVD with a lot of band related material and extra options.
 
But the thing I miss is one complete show. If there is one thing that every band DVD must have, it is a full concert. This DVD has got snippets, which is cool but it ruins the atmosphere of the live show.
On the other hand it is special that Max also introduces his family to the fans. Every real fan knows the Cavalera family is almost at every show but now you can see what they do. You see Max with his recently deceased grandson Mozes and you see Richy perform with Soulfly on stage (You can see him in a blink).
 
The extras on the DVD consist out of the band video’s and bonus clips. There is also an unreleased audio track on the DVD.
 
Overall this is a nice DVD for the fans but it is not the best one in its genre. I have the feeling I miss elements on this DVD. The total play time is around 90 minutes. That's not enough in my eyes for a band like Soulfly. It is good enough for a live DVD but not for a combination of live material and a story of the band history. I expected a little bit more there and of course more special features.