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Rebirth Of Dissection (DVD)
Released: 2006, Escapi Music
It wasn’t long after getting out of jail that Jon Nodtveidt resurrected Dissection and hit the concert stage, just a matter of months! Everyone in the Black Metal community knew this was a monumental event and of course it was arranged to be captured for all eternity for a live DVD. The date of the comeback concert was October 30th, 2004 filmed in a club in Sweden. The end product has the mildly uninspired title of REBIRTH OF DISSECTION.
Oddly enough it was Escapi that got the rights to issue this DVD and they have released a bare bones product. There is a one-page booklet and that it about it. The 90 minute concert was adequately filmed, several angles, great sound, good production values; a nice treat for a guy like me who never got to see the band. If you think about it, despite having a good chunk of product (live albums, EP’s compilations etc) the band only ever released the two studio albums (up to that point in 2004) so both albums are well represented in the set list. It was a legendary gig that has been immortalized and is now a nice keepsake especially for the few soldiers that were gathered in person for that night.
The interview is probably the most interesting part of the DVD. Unfortunately, it is also pretty simple. The interview just starts with no fanfare. You don’t get to hear the interviewers question, nor do we even find out who conducted the interview. It is more like a 25-minute monologue of Jon talking about his various experiences. The filming is pretty dull, just a close up of his face. Technical aspect aside it is a very interesting interview as he discusses his life, his experiences and personal philosophy.
REBIRTH OF CHAOS is a fine tribute and testament to the band and despite the rebirth being very short-lived we got a brief glimpse, once again of the greatness that was dissection. Lastly, it seems mildly creepy that this DVD was released a mere two weeks before Jon took his own life. I mean, it wasn’t that bad of a DVD!
1. Intro: At the Fathomless Depths
2. Night's Blood
4. Maha Kali
6. No Dreams Breed in Breathless Sleep
7. Where Dead Angels Lie
8. Retribution... Storm of the Light's Bane
10. Thorns of Crimson Death
11. Heaven's Damnation
12. In the Cold Winds of Nowhere
13. Elizabeth Bathory
14. The Somberlain
15. A Land Forlorn
Jon Nödtveidt Guitar, Vocals
Set Teitan Guitar
Tomas Asklund Drums
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