Whether the idea behind this DVD was simply to promote the heavy music scene in Australia or something entirely different, is still unclear to me, but having survived watching this somewhat scornful DVD, one assuring thought that comes to mind is the total lack of common sense and noncompliance by all cast (Asylum Radio Crew) which in turn is truly amusing to watch. To add to already said I’ve enjoyed simplicity of Peta getting bashed with phone books the most (OUCH!!!), caterpillar nailing the frog and of course excellent addition of the burning sticks acrobatics to some 'Inane Eminence' (EXCELLENT SKILLS DUDES). Heck, even the human milkshake? run was fun. Continue reading, I won’t give out too much, so don’t worry!
Equally engulfing have been lots of other brutal scenes like body mutilation with staple guns (TITTIES!!!!), lesson in taking a swim in a cold river at night after raft adventures not going to plan and of course always favorite vomiting scenes (AMATURES!). Not too sure what was the deal with jumping on to the garbage bins and proclaiming it as the place of residence. I suppose the beer did the talking there! Absolutely Ludicrous! I was a little bit disappointed as there wasn’t any significant destruction of property or hit and run - drive by incidents, instead it was all fairly predictable with fairly non malicious acts. Mind you things would have been much more interesting had there been some dead carcasses rotting around...
There was no real story happening, it was just a bunch of random stunts that these idiots undertook whilst getting thrashed to heavy music, lots of beer (in one case shots with cigarette ash) and good company.
‘Everything On Black’ does feature some outstanding Aussie underground metal bands including Vaticide (‘Hungry For Blood’ and ‘War’ videos are totally brilliant and can be seen here), ‘Aeturnus Dominion’, ‘Inane Eminence’, ‘Kania’ and ‘Praetorian’ to mention a few, and all had their songs played out at some point during the DVD. Of course there’s also some other gothic/industrial bands such as ‘Dead Inside The Chrystals’ and hardcore groups such as ‘Switchblade’ and ‘Victim In Blood’ which will please the less significant individuals out there.
This DVD was home made by the ‘Asylum Radio Crew’ so don’t expect a professional shoot with ground breaking visuals and audio so I will close by saying if you are into this, sort of, extreme way of life, then you will not mind paying them $20 for a copy, would you?
Some of the bands featured:
The Hollow Cell
Victim In Blood
Thoughts Of Yesterday
Dead Inside The Chrysalis
Asylum Radio – Thursdays from 10pm on 100.9FM – AsylumRadio.Org