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In the Flesh?
3 stars After a short intro, Nightwish takes the stage and starts rocking the place. The opening 'Dark Chest of Wonders' is an example of Tarja's beautiful voice, as well as the rest of the band blowing the competition to neverland. The following 'Planet Hell' features Marco Hietala on vocals as well, proving he's one of the best metal vocals currently in the scene. But after these tracks, the atmosphere cools down and the event starts to get boring ... I've never been a big fan of Nightwish, but this DVD really kicks my mood down after the first 10 minutes. Of course, there are some good songs here and there. Take 'Wishmaster', 'Bless the Child' and 'Ghost Love Score' for example. A special treat is a Pink Floyd cover, sung by Marco himself. I'll probably sound pathetic, but his voice can really touch your heart on this one. The atmosphere is back for the finale, the big bang shaped in 'Over the Hills and Far Away' (another cover, Gary Moore this time) and 'Wish I Had an Angel'. But other than that, the show can seem far too long for a band of this type. On the other hand, the concert (both video and audio) is really done professionally. Many bigger and brighter names can envy Nightwish on this. As Tarja's farewell show, this concert still remains as a true end of a magical era.
In the Flesh? | 3/5 |


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