Since 1993, the Cleveland, Ohio-based heavy act Mushroomhead have been bringing their hybrid theatrical brand of metal to the masses. If you are not familiar with these guys, they mix horror and metal into stuff that will give you nightmares while inducing simultaneously headbanging. While Mushroomhead has always released top-notch stuff, many feel they’ve ever gotten the credit they fully deserve; arguably, they should really be more of a household name, at least in the metal community.
Just a few minutes into viewing Volume III you will see exactly what is meant. The first thing you will notice, and, as an audio/video editor myself, is near and dear to my heart, is the quality. This DVD is loaded with dark, often disturbing, and sometimes terrifying music videos that have a visceral impact. The production, wardrobe, and scenery design make you feel as though you are watching a mainstream musical horror film; in fact, I bet this would look fantastic on a theatre screen with surround sound.
Aside from that, I really enjoyed the live and behind-the-scenes snippets scattered throughout the disc, they are amazingly high quality. I feel, bringing the viewer into the fold in this fashion, creates a strong connection between the audience and the band. At the end of the day, Volume III is a must-have addition for fans of Mushroomhead. That being said, fans of horror and aggressive music will also dig it, regardless of their knowledge of the band.
Run Time: 101:51 Release Date: August 17, 2018 Record Label: Megaforce Records
Check the trailer for Vol III and try not to drool over the production value.