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Evergreen Terrace

Evergreen Terrace: Hotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner! DVDHotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner! DVD (2005)
Eulogy Recordings

Reviewer Rating: 4


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I lived in Florida for 6 of my 18 years of life, and during that time, I realized that Florida is good for about 3 things: theme parks, in-ground swimming pools, and pawn shops. Straying outside any of those three things is a potentially bad decision, and music is no exception. Florida has had some .


I lived in Florida for 6 of my 18 years of life, and during that time, I realized that Florida is good for about 3 things: theme parks, in-ground swimming pools, and pawn shops. Straying outside any of those three things is a potentially bad decision, and music is no exception. Florida has had some notable exports, including Kite Flying Society and Cowboys Became Folk Heroes, but pop-punk essentially has a blanket over the entire state. Evergreen Terrace, however, will have none of that. These Jacksonville metalcore giants have put out a very entertaining DVD in the form of Hotter! Wetter! Stickier! Funner!

This DVD serves as an excellent representation of what kind of band and people Evergreen Terrace are. From their hell-raising liveshow to fraternizations with toothless Cuban immigrants, everything is documented here for all to see. At about an hour, the DVD is just the right mix of live show footage, backstage and on the road shenanigans. Since all of this is put together by the fine folks at High Roller Studios, the guys who make the Hellfest DVDs, you can be assured all footage, live or otherwise, is going to be quality and put together well. It's essentially broken into two parts: live footage, and otherwise. I'll start with the latter.

The DVD starts off with a little history of the band's origins, which includes some of the members meeting at of all places...a Yellowcard show. There's also a good amount of footage of the band on the road, and the type of nonsense you'd think would occur with 5 guys stuck in a van all day. The best part of the non-show footage, however, is the "Evergreen Terrace & Friends" section where you get to meet a drunk who shares a likeness to a certain member of "Family Guy," and a Cuban immigrant with an affection for smoking the reefer, loving the USA, and teaching the guys how to use a bulldozer. There's also some good times had for all when the guys from Evergreen meet a Cleveland look-a-like in Atlanta, then proceed to buy him beer for his birthday and watch him skateboard down a hill. Good times ensued. Alas, what would a music DVD be without live performances? Evergreen Terrace delivers there as well.

Scattered throughout the duration of this DVD you'll find live performances of "Heavy Number One," "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," "Buried Alive By Time," "Sweet Nothings Gone Forever," and crowd favorite "No Donnie, These Men Are Nihlist." All those along with an entire live set from Jacksonville circa 2003. These live shots give an excellent look into the chaotic nature of an Evergreen Terrace show. I was never really a fan of the band myself until seeing them live, and it sold me. These guys deliver on every single song, and really know how to tear the floor up with their intensity. There are good back and forth between shots of the band and shots of kids on the floor going absolutely crazy. Anyone who's never been to a Hellfest can see first hand the kind of mayhem that ensues with a set like Evergreen's. There's moshing and stage dives left and right for kids who are into that aspect of shows, as long with plenty of good shots of the band. High Roller really did do a superb job putting this together.

For fans of Evergreen Terrace, hardcore, or toothless Cuban immigrants with a penchant for bulldozers, this DVD is a must have. You'll laugh, you'll close your eyes when Josh is playing instruments naked, and you'll be impressed by the live footage. Sounds like a deal to me.

 

 
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Anonymous (August 21, 2005)

Jehovah Sicknesses!

Anonymous (August 21, 2005)

Cannibal Corpse was from Buffalo, NY and only moved to Tampa in '96 so they can't be considered a Florida band (although they do)

Tons of great florida bands have gone unmentioned:
Pink Lincolns, No Fraud, Man In The Boat, C.O.R., Belching Penguins, Death, Massacre, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Savatage, need i continue? :)

Anonymous (April 5, 2005)

These chaps never did "it" for me.

Not even after that lovely hand-job. Just nothing...

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

all hell breaks loose, destro, where fear and weapons meet...from florida

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

you sir are an idiot. 6 years obviously wasn't enough for you to notice music in florida. you should stop working your stupid 9 to 5 job and get out and see some shows. buttmunch. and whose gonna think you know what you're talking about anyway? you are reviewing an evergreen terrace DVD for crying out loud. fuck off.

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

I live in Spring Hill Fl, near New Port Richey and Tampa. combatwoundedveteran has not been mentioned. Neither has Strikeforce Diablo,Reversal of Man,Scrotom Grinder,Palatka,Cavity,Cease or Into the Moat.

Anonymous (April 4, 2005)

Strongarm

theundergroundscene (April 4, 2005)

score's for mentioning cowboys became folk heroes and kite flying society

add i have dreams to that list and you have a triumvirate of AWESOME

jaxkid1 (April 4, 2005)

Although the DVD does not include an "entire" set in Jacksonville, it does show what the band is all about. Too short, but entertaining.

bizzlebrizzle (April 3, 2005)

Asshole parade!

Anonymous (April 3, 2005)

Fuck your system, and fuck you to.

Huzzah for AAA

and Less than Jake.

-!GreenVandal!

Anonymous (April 3, 2005)

Shai Hulud and Strongarm/Further Seems Forever came outta Florida too

notfeelingcreative (April 3, 2005)

Duh, i forgot: Against All Authority

notfeelingcreative (April 3, 2005)

Good bands that have come out of Florida:

Against Me!
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
Cowboys Became Folk Heroes
Hot Water Music
Half of the No Idea records bands

I shall add to your list:
New Mexican Disaster Squad
Discount
Skif Dank
The Spitvalves
Greening
The Usuals
Shyster
although alot of those bands have long since gone, so I suppose they don't count!!

Anchors (April 2, 2005)

Score's for me being glad I'm not the worlds only fan of Cowboys Became Folk Heroes.

And hell, for No Idea too.

Benjasaurus (April 2, 2005)

Good bands that have come out of Florida:

Against Me!
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
Cowboys Became Folk Heroes
Hot Water Music
Half of the No Idea records bands

Anonymous (April 2, 2005)

Less than Jake?

Anonymous (April 2, 2005)

HWM are from FLA...they rule over this band...

iheartadam (April 2, 2005)

Davenport outside of Assimmi. Score is a reflection on the years of my life I lost there.

Anonymous (April 2, 2005)

stupider! lamer! shittier! worse!

notfeelingcreative (April 2, 2005)

I live in orlando, i've never really liked it.

Anchors (April 1, 2005)

Kids from Florida, where do all you live?

I lived in New Port Richey, if anybody has any idea where that is. Tampa/St. Pete area.

notfeelingcreative (April 1, 2005)

We used to have decent bands here, now it's pretty limited to AAA,against me!, hot water music, and NMDS! Once again, check out a comp called, "My Mom Likes These Songs", it illustrates that florida once had a decent indie music scene!

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

Hot water music is from florida dickhole

stevejonestherealbones (April 1, 2005)

so many paragraphs

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

BrandonSideleau (April 1, 2005)

The best thing about Florida= The Wildlife
The worst thing about Florida= old people
And I never implied Hot Water Music was bad....I think they are pretty cool, not great, but good. Against Me! is ok too......and I didn't know NO Idea records was based there.....and now I do (: Every state has something good about it, although I can't think of one good thing about mississippi (maybe somebody else can).

Archangel (April 1, 2005)

Score is for I Hate Myself.

sickboi (April 1, 2005)

Florida has some great bands, but the state itself is a dump. Its like a warm New Jersey.

Anchors (April 1, 2005)

I completely forgot about Against Me! being from Florida. Had I remembered that, I'd have thrown them in there somehow with Hot Water Music.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

Give Florida some credt. Against Me!, Hot Water Music, New Mexican Disaster Squad... shit No Idea Records is from Gainesville, and they're one of the coolest, most respected labels in punk these days in my opinion.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

Fuck that shit, Assuck and Failure face came from florida.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

The entire 90's death metal scene came from Florida

sickboi (April 1, 2005)

Florida is a shithole. Everyone there has to put screens around there pools because of the bug problem, fuck that.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

I don't know if this deserves four stars, but it's still entertaining none-the-less.

And to the poster above...How can you suggest that Hot Water Music are anything less than awesome?

BrandonSideleau (April 1, 2005)

This band sucks....metalcore is the same thing as radio pop punk. It's all bland and all sounds the same. It's predictable and boring, and most importantly- not hard music at all. And it's true, lots of shitty bands come from Florida- Limp Biscuit, Lynyrd Skynyrd.....just to name two terrible and very different bands. But shit, Hot Water Music aren't great, but they still blow these guys away.

TheOneTrueBill (April 1, 2005)

Cannibal Corpse came from Florida you know.

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