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Biohazard
Live in San Francisco
March 2008
Released: 2008, Red Music/Rounder Europe/Playground Music
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Here comes a brand new DVD from our favorite New York hardcore act – Biohazard. It’s not the original line up on stage and it unfortunately doesn’t say when or where this DVD was shot, but since guitarist Echeverria has been a part of the band since the end of the 90’s and he’s on stage, it was probably shot back then in a small, intimate club. Only three cameras were used and the quality of the filming isn’t too good; it reminds me a lot of a bootleg with the very sharp colors and rocky quality. I guess the band wanted it to be sweaty, raw, dirty and intense just like a true live show with Biohazard.

The DVD offers 11 songs and the menu is easily maneuvered. The sound is available in 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo. A short interview with bass player/singer Evan Seinfeld and a short bio about the band is also available. The concert is about one hour long and all the classics are featured. The set list spans the first album through 1999’s NEW WORLD DISORDER, including songs like “Urban Discipline”, “Shades of Grey”, “What Makes us Tick”, “Punishment” and “Hold My Own”.

Besides the bad colors, the interview with Evan Seinfeld has been mixed into the show so that it sometimes it interrupts the show – definitely something I dislike about the DVD and that drags down the rating. The interview seems to be a bit newer than the show, and Evan talks about Biohazard’s history and about his own life as an actor and musician. He also says that the band hasn’t been put to rest forever; they are just on a break for now. It’s a very informative interview and its fun to hear for both older and newer fans.

Despite the few minor negative points, I totally love this live DVD from one of the best hardcore acts of all time. And as an extra bonus there’s also a 40-minute live CD of the same show included. It’s great to see these legends alive and kicking once more.
Track Listing

1. Intro
2. Urban Discipline
3. Shades of Grey
4. Resist
5. What makes us Tick
6. Wrong Side of the Tracks
7. Breakdown
8. Tales from the Lardside
9. These Eyes have seen
10. Salvation
11. Punishment
12. Hold my Own

Lineup

Evan Seinfeld – lead vocals, bass
Billy Graziadei – lead vocals, guitar
Danny Schuler – drums
Rob Echeverria – guitar


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