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Leave The World Behind Blu-ray Review

Leave The World Behind Blu-ray

“Leave The World Behind” is strictly for Swedish House Mafia fans.

Back in 2012, the popular techno/electronic music group Swedish House Mafia decided to call it quits. Before band members Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello parted ways, however, they decided to embark on a final global tour.

In the concert film/documentary “Leave The World Behind,” viewers get a behind the scenes look at this last tour. The film is largely comprised of interviews with the band members and fans as well as footage from the road and their individual concerts (which are filled with lasers and massive video screens). Some history of Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello and SHM is also included here.

While I was familiar with Swedish House Mafia (who are perhaps best known for their hit tune “Don’t You Worry Child”), the electronic/techno genre isn’t exactly my music scene. While I respect the short lived superstars’ talent and artistry, I personally seek more out of music than dance worthy beats. With all of that said, however, this documentary was never created for me or the masses. It is a farewell movie for the fans. From start to finish, the concert film was designed to give the rabid fanbase one last hurrah. For the fans who never had the opportunity to see them live, you are able to witness the intense experience of their live shows.

If you go into this expecting to find further details as to why the band broke up, I’m afraid you may be a little disappointed. Truth be told, it would have been nice to see the filmmakers dig a little deeper into that so that fans could get some closure as to why the band is now defunct. Granted, you do get some hints as to how SHM has become broken, but other than that, it’s rather vague.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 16:9 1080p. How does it look? The concert footage in particular is very striking in hi-def.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? This DTS track does not disappoint. Viewers will surely want to crank the speakers to 11 for the band’s music.

Sorry folks, no extras.

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April 19, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , ,

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