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4.02 | 55 ratings | 5 reviews | 44% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (58:43)
1. Phenomenon (6:06)
2. Oceanbound (6:24)
3. Choices (8:40)
4. Angels (6:47)
5. Falling Away (7:09)
6. Virtual Isolation (6:10)
7. Innocent (4:21)
8. Long Way Home (6:06)
9. Fragmentation (7:00)

CD 2 (57:45)
1. Clear (3:41)
2. Lifeflow (3:53)
3. Narcissus (5:25)
4. Sunseeker (5:25)
5. The Latent Gene (7:56)
6. Light and Space (6:15)
7. Sunrise on Mars (5:29)
8. Paradox (9:25)
9. Sanity's End (10:16)

Total Time 116:28

Line-up / Musicians

- Andrew McDermott / vocals
- Karl Groom / guitars
- Nick Midson / guitars
- Steve Anderson / bass
- Johanne James / drums
- Richard West / keyboards

Releases information

Inside Out Records #LC01414

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THRESHOLD Critical Energy ratings distribution

(55 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(44%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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4 stars A very good live show recorded in 'de Boerderij' Zoetermeer The Netherlands, unfortunatly I wasn't there....sigh. A great show encompassing their best song from the different albums. Heavy dual guitar play combined with strong keyboard runs, strong drum and bass play, and a voice you can't ign ... (read more)

Report this review (#39925) | Posted by DeathRow | Thursday, July 21, 2005 | Review Permanlink

1 stars I borrowed this one on DVD from friend of mine. This is supposed to be progressive metal - I can hear neither metal nor progressive here. This is embodied mediocrity! Vocal melodies are primitive, songs are lacklustrous, musicianship is very average. Vocalist is absolutely nothing special, act ... (read more)

Report this review (#36868) | Posted by eugene | Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Threshold has several live albums but this is the first "full-length" live. The material is almost two hours long and it shows the band in theirs best (both sound and playing are great). The set-list is nothing but a "best off compilation" played live; it contains songs from all previous 6 stu ... (read more)

Report this review (#26575) | Posted by auggie_p | Wednesday, March 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

5 stars In my opinion, critical energy, is one of the best live concerts ever recorded, if you like to feel the power rifs on the guitars,solid metallic drums and bass,and melodic voice, just one of the best cd's to have in your collection, this band is powerfull progmetallic experience,is one of fh ... (read more)

Report this review (#26573) | Posted by | Saturday, October 30, 2004 | Review Permanlink

4 stars "Critical Energy" is an excellent twin-disc live document of the artful, melodic hard rock and thoughtful commentary of THRESHOLD. Although the album is neither consistently heavy enough for hardcore metallions nor consistently adventurous enough for hardcore proggers, it is an exceptionally s ... (read more)

Report this review (#26572) | Posted by | Wednesday, July 7, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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