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SMOKE & MIRRORS

Arena

 

Neo-Prog

3.80 | 49 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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2 stars A boring, and mediocre performance from an excellent band.

The production of the DVD, as well as the concert's set list are actually quite good, featuring songs from across the band's career-- but the concert itself shows that Arena is much, much better sounding in the studio.

Little of the lead player's virtuosity is displayed, while Sowden's vocals aren't nearly as powerful on stage as one would hope... especially during his high notes. More upsetting are his goofy neon-green sunglasses and leather outfit, which look absolutely ridiculous.

As a whole the band is simply uncharismatic, and rather blah to watch, making this DVD only for dedicated fans.

Setlist 3 Performances 3 Energy 2 Live Experience 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |

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