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Intensity at its best.,
This review is from: 9.0: Live (Audio CD)
To be honest, the thought of a Slipknot live album scared me. I mean, this is a band who argueably base a largue part of their successful live performances on their stage show. When you watch the bands other live release, the superb Disasterpieces dvd, you can feel the intensity because you can see the band at work, the on stage antics of Shawn Crahn, Chris Fehn and Sid Wilson add the much needed energy to the sound. So without the visual aids, how does the live album compare?
Their new album has a big influence on the bands transition from a stereotypical 'nu-metal' band to a fully confident metal band. Tracks from the new album add an atmoshpere that has been missing from the bands live shows previously. The likes of Before I Forget, Vermilion and The Nameless. Corey Taylor finaly gets his chance to show his full potential as a vocalist with the adition of these powefully and perfectly sung creations. Even with these slightly softer works embeded within their present live shows, by no means has the band gone soft all together.
Their foundation material is also featured on this live show. Classic tracks that youd expect the band to play, Left Behind, The Heritic Anthem, Spit it Out and Wait and Bleed. Slipknot are still able to prove that they are just as aggressive as ever. Even with some of their new tracks they show their energy, Pulse of the Maggots and The Blister Exists show just how they prove themselves.
To be honest, this live album should be up there with the best live albums, in the league of Iron Maidens 'Live After Death' and Slayers 'Deccade of Aggression'. If Slipknot can keep up their consistancy with their live shows, there is no reason to think that they cant be as big as these bands some day in the future. This live album is by no means a disaterpiece, it is infact a masterpiece!