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Live In London (DVD)
Released: 2005, Eagle Vision
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
The classic line-up of Testament reunite after too many years apart to give fans one of the most welcomed reunions ever.
Filmed in London, England the 4 classic guys are joined by Tempesta on drums for the majority of the show. Despite being a great drummer he is still not Louie. Louie joins the band onstage for the last set only. I guess after not playing for over a decade his chops are not quite up to par in his mind. Just watching and listening to him here you would never say he left the band. Peterson and Billy kept the band alive over the years but with Skolnick, Christian and Clemente back in the fold it just seems right. Musically everyone is spot on and right in the game. Chuck’s vocal’s are just like they were back in the late 80’s. If anything, they have all improved as musician’s and play a lot tighter together now. Skolnick adds his signature sound to the songs that could never be duplicated or imitated. Just hearing him play again is great, his guitar tone adds so much to the band.
The DTS track sounds amazing and the whole show is mixed very well with nothing drowned out. The solo’s are loud enough and the drum’s are turned up without being overpowering.
There are a few minor criticisms with the disc.
1. Louie does not play the FULL Show.
2. You hardly see Greg play
3. No “The Ballad” or “Greenhouse Effect”
A great live concert DVD that’s been a long time coming. Hopefully this is the beginning of another chapter in Testament history.
1. The Preacher
2. The New Order
3. The Haunting
4. Electric Crown
5. Sins Of Omission
6. Souls Of Black
7. Into The Pit
8. Trial By Fire
9. Practice What You Preach
10. Let Go Of My World
11. The Legacy
12. Over The wall
13. Raging Waters
14. Disciples Of The Watch
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