Reviewed! Black Label Society - “Doom Troopin’: The European Invasion”

Black Label Society
“Doom Troopin’: The European Invasion”
Eagle Rock Ent.

To make a long story short, this is a very good DVD. But to elaborate on that simple fact a bit further, Black Label Society’s new DVD offering, “Doom Troopin’: The European Invasion,” a package that spans nearly four hours (222 minutes), finds Zakk Wylde and his BLS crew stomping through Europe – Paris and London – drinking beer and kicking ass onstage. The DVD offers up 20 live performances, as Wylde and his band tear through their catalog, including songs like ‘Stoned and Drunk,’ ‘Suicide Messiah,’ ‘Stillborn,’ ‘Destruction Overdrive,’ and Suffering Overdue.’ ‘In This River’ was dedicated to the late Dimebag Darrell, and Wylde even went so far as to bring out a Dean Dimebag Razorback guitar to help pay tribute. The ‘Ironman’ instrumental as well as the solo acoustic interlude are nice live touches that just work to enhance the show. And besides the live tracks, there isn’t a shortage of bonus DVD content. Not only is there a hilarious 50 minute documentary – ‘Backstage Pass’ – there are a slew of music videos (‘Suicide Messiah,’ ‘In This River,’ ‘Fire It Up’). You will also be able to see the making of the ‘Suicide Messiah’ DVD. Besides the music itself, the video presentation and sound quality are crystal clear and concise. “Doom Troopin’: The European Invasion” is a great ride and even better fan experience, and it shouldn’t be a secret that this DVD comes highly recommended.

Grade: A