Slipknot can be seen here at their pinnacle – but unfathomable lows so often strike down intense highs, as this hard-hitting double-DVD is released in the tragic wake of the untimely death of bassist Paul (aka #2). But as with so many bands, this family unit and their extended relatives in the shape of millions of global fans have stood together in the dark shadow of this avoidable shocker. The live show captured at the 2009 Download Festival resonates with a satisfying dozen & a half ‘best of’ set-list. The intense energy of their unique 9-man masked performance infects the audience as this headlining show blows everyone away, more than likely wiping all the preceding bands on the line-up from the fans’ memories. You also get a behind-the-scene doccie on their All Hope Is Gone tour, and music videos to the high-octane songs Psychosocial, Dead Memories, Sulfur, and the emotion-laden Snuff.
Rating : Demi-God
Reviewed By : Paul Blom