5.0 out of 5 stars
Hellalive, 16 Mar 2003
This cd is a very good live recording although admittedly you can tell it's live in that all songs vary slightly from their studio recordings, the energy of the live performance is portrayed perfectly. Having been at the show that this was recorded from i can get almost as excited listening to this cd as i can from the actual live experience.
'Hellalive' spans Machine Heads career of nearly a decade and is therefore ideal for any die-heard fans such as myself or anyone who is trying to get into this band. Flynns vocal style has matured over the years but the old songs are improved further by his maturity. The guitaring is not quite the same without Logan Mader thrashing away but still it's near perfect.
Throughout the songs are short interactions with the crowd and their chants can be heard all the way through. The crowd is pining for more and this cd gives all that and more.