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Live Gothic (2 CDS + DVD)

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  • This set includes two CDs and one DVD, all containing live coverage of Therion’s latest tours. Half of these songs are new (from the “Gothic Kabbalah” album; they sing all of the good songs from it) and half are old (from various other albums), but all of them are great.

    This collection is particuarly good because, as live tracks, there are many variations in the percussion, guitars, and vocals. I think that some songs (like “Der Mitternachtsloewe”) sound better here than on from their original albums, due to better vocals or drums. In any case, even though you may have heard these songs before, the live versions are different enough to enjoy anew. Also has an awesome three-minute drum-solo track towards the end of the first disc.

    The discs themselves are of very high quality. The CDs sound smashing, and the DVD looks sharp and clear. The filming of the concert is solid, and the band’s performance is great to watch. It also has a bonus feature, “Drum Battle in Holland,” which is neat. The set also includes a nice booklet with a few good concert photos.

    Overall, it is a great set to have for any Therion fan. It may even be good for those who are unfamiliar with the band, since it is such a good compilation.

    If this review has not been helpful, feel free to leave a comment and tell me how I can improve.

    Posted on January 6, 2010