It's oh-so-rare but oh-so-good! I've never been a fan of live albums, as I'd rather experience a band live for myself, without having to buy an album full of songs from albums I already own. But when the chance to buy this came along, I simply could not resist. Its charm just overwhelmed me, plus the fact that I could claim to have "albums A through G" from MORBID ANGEL. Who, besides Alex, wouldn't be impressed with that?
I'll get the downside out of the way early: only ONE SONG from "Domination"??? Was that album so experimental that only one song from it could be performed live? I remember my first live M.A.-experience, and "Dawn Of The Angry" was the highlight of the set! Oh well, can't win 'em all, and of course the classics are all here. "Immortal Rites", "Rapture", "Chapel Of Ghouls", what more do we need really? Perhaps some nude dancers would help...just a thought...it could be on the enhanced multimedia track! Jack Koshick could help arrange it!
And now, the moment of truth: production...totally killer! Capturing the crowd reactions adequately, yet retaining a dominating clarity over any noises bleeding into the instruments, it captures the feel of a live MORBID-gig with great accuracy. And what is a M.A.-gig without some of Trey's between-song whammy bar banterings? Fuck yes!
I can almost picture myself thrashing on the balcony with my fake bar-pass to "Blood On My Hands", pausing momentarily to watch Pete Sandoval flail every which way, then resuming my own (uncoordinated) limb-flailing exercises. I know this ain't easy to locate, but if you do happen to come across it, don't pass up the chance!