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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Foundation's Cataclysmic Abyss

Foundation's Cataclysmic Abyss - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Grant Schubert and Ethan Fowler
Studio: Fukeneh films
Released: 2007
Rating: 4 Stars

Ethan Fowler, Corey Duffel, Mike Rusczyk, Gareth Stehr, Don Nguyen, Angel Ramirez, Matt Allen, Tommy Gurrola, Sierra Fellers, Abdias Rivera, David Reyes, Sean Conover.

Mike Sutfin did the cover art that makes Cataclysmic Abyss stand out on the shelf next to all the other sk8 vids. Looking more like a metal album cover, Mike has done a lot of fantasy art for the likes of Magic: The Gathering trading cards and products, covers and interiors of roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Shadowrun.

If you're wondering if the music matches the cover art... it does indeed in most instances. Cataclysmic Abyss starts off with the ever-popular backwards-record-spin in which we hear a groaning satanic voice saying "Cataclysmic Abyss" which leads to the first part and a festive death-maetal track. Comprised of such metal and rock tracks, the music is well matched to the video.

The fast pace and feel of this 40-minute flick makes it a pleasant change to the recent offerings by skate companies. It is available in two versions. A translucent blood red DVD case that includes a Cataclysmic Abyss poster and a Limited Edition version that is in 7" record style packaging and includes a two sided poster and a Foundation stencil. With wither version, you can't go wrong with a double sided poster that's folded enough times to place determined wrinklage across every portion of the art. I love the way the light shimmers off the wrinkles in blinding strips of reflective annoyance.

Everyone has full parts and they all kill.

Bonus Stuff

Cataclysmic Abyss SoundTrack

Title Intro
"Odens Ride Over Nordland"
performed by Bathory
from the album "Blood Fire Death"
Maze/Kraze Records

Skate intro
"A Corpse Without a Soul"
performed by Mercyful Fate
from the album "The Beginning"
Roadrunner Records

"Better Off Dead"
performed by La Peste
from the album "La Peste"
Matador Records

"Behold and See"
performed by The Ultimate Spinach
MGM Records

"The American Ruse"
performed by MC5
from the album "Back in the USA"
Rhino Records

"I Put a Spell On You"
performed by Creedance Clearwater Revival
from the album "Creedance Clearwater Revival" Fantasy Jazz Records

"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up"
performed by Barry White
from the album "All Time Greatest Hits"
Mercury Records

performed by Sonic Youth
from the album "Rather Ripped"
Geffen/Universal Records

"Sultans of Swing"
performed by Dire Straights
from the album "Dire Straights"
Warner Brothers Records

"Yeah Right"
performed by Girlschool
from the album Demolition / Hit&Run
Castle / Sanctuary Records

"Stuck In the Middle With You"
performed by Stealers Wheel
from the album "Stuck In the Middle With You"
A&M Records

"Dead Moon Night"
performed by Dead Moon
from the album "Livevil"
Music Maniac Records

"Wooden Pipe"
performed by Electric Wizard
from the album "Come My Fanatics..."
Music Cartel

Flow Section
"Time is Mine"
Performed by The Testors
From the album "The Testors Complete Recordings 76-79"
Swami Records

Friends Section
"Patriots of Love"
performed by The Catholic Comb
Vexed Verse Records

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