Recorded right after the end of Gigantour 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 9, 2005. This is it kids, the ultimate Megadeth show! Megadeth are worshipped in Argentina and they played one night outside in front of a sea of fans. The show is presented in widescreen and DTS sound, features occasional split screens and constant head banging ‘Deth songs. The set is awesome and contains 18 songs (including a rare performance of “I’ll Be There”). It took me back to when I saw them for Gigantour in Sept. 2005 and 2006 in Montreal.
This is my favorite lineup since Mustaine, Friedman, Ellefson and Menza. Megadeth is half Canadian now because of the Drover brothers. This was before Dave enlisted the services of James LoMenzo (Black Label Society) as permanent bassist; James MacDonough (Iced Earth) played bass for the duration of the first Gigantour and for this show. Dave’s vocals and mood are in great form, shredding along to songs covering most of their catalogue. My only gripe is that the show isn’t shown in its entirety; I clearly remember Dave posting on the Megadeth forum saying that they’d perform 22 songs; where are the four missing?
As far as bonus features go; it’s very slim. We’re treated to alternate angles of “Symphony of Destruction” and that’s all folks. Every now and then during the concert, we get snippets of Dave and Glen playing acoustic guitar surrounded by fans in Argentina; it would’ve been fun to see and hear more of that. Maybe a few videos from “The System Has Failed” would’ve been nice too (“Die Dead Enough” and “Of Mice and Men” come to mind) since there weren’t any on the “Arsenal of Megadeth” DVD set. Anyhow, this is a great DVD; better than “Rude Awaekning” although Rude has more songs and that bonus underground B&W show. Get your hands on this, you won’t regret it.