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ROCK IN RIO

Iron Maiden

 

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4.01 | 62 ratings

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friso
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4 stars Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio

The definite Iron Maiden live album!

Wowh, it doesn't get any better then this. Iron Maiden performing the best of the freshly crafted Brave New World material and the classics for an huge enthusiastic audience. All this is recorded and film very good and even the bonus-material is nice.

The two hour concert shows Iron Maiden in their last peak-moment during the great momentum of the comeback of old band-members Dickinson and Smith. The show is incredible with three very skilled guitarist, the always steady and sympathetic Steve Harris on bass, the crazy Nicko on drums and of course stage artist Dickinson singing and communicating very intensive. Dickinson knows the public and uses the instrumental parts to do acrobatics and get into contact with the public. The material is played perfectly, the multi- guitar-solo's are amazing and the feel of the whole concert is epical. This is metal raised to it's final level: Emotional moments, bombastic moments, both quiet and shrieking vocals, instrumental passages with depth and the best of artwork on stage. Even a living three meter Eddy enters the stage and is teased by guitarist Jannick Gers.

The setlist is very good, though I would liked to have seen a set with less 'classics' and more original Maiden epics. The public adores songs like The Trooper, Fear of the Dark and The Number of the Beast and these tracks give an energetic boost at any given moment. I myself am a little bit more interested in tracks like Dream of Mirrors, Blood Brothers, Sign of the Cross (very progressive track btw) and Hallowed be thy Name.

Conclusion. This is an epical document of the highlight of their career. The performance is outstanding and the atmosphere of the whole affair is great. The quality of the release is good and the artwork is nice. Four stars for the archives, but an essential to fans of the band and the metal-genre. A great dvd to get to know the band!

friso | 4/5 |

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