I am normally not a fan of live music, mostly because I am a fan of polished production technique, and many bands who perform the styles of music I enjoy (progressive/avant-garde rock and metal) are often handicapped by the nature of their music when they attempt to reproduce it live. Dream Theater is one exception, and Dredg is another. Of course, these two bands are completely different stylistically, but they have the same knack for pulling off complex, instrument-heavy, effects-laden music in a live setting.
The members of Dredg are an extremely grandiose and artistic band, and their albums are sonically dense, with sound effects, choral sections, a cornucopia of guitar effects, and multi-tracked vocals and guitar. Because of this, their music would be extremely difficult to perform live, but as this concert attests, they perform admirably. I was especially glad to notice that Gavin Hayes' vocals were up to par, since his vocal style is such an integral part of the band's sound. Another neat thing about this live performance for Dredg fans is the inclusion not only a good set list of songs from their last three albums, but one or two unreleased rarities. Long set (19 tracks), great value and excellent performance.