Released: 2007, MTM Music/Zink Music
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Tribuzy is something different for a Brazilian act. I know there’s a hell of a lot of Brazilian acts, but not many aside from Sepultura and Angra have managed to come my way through the years. Well, Tribuzy is led by lead singer Renato Tribuzy who has previously released a studio album called EXECUTION with appearances from Bruce Dickinson, Michael Kiske, Mat Sinner, Roland Grapow, Kiko Loureiro, Roy Z, and Andreas Kisser, etc. This is the live version of that album; it was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Most of the artists that appeared on the studio album are also featured on the live version. Along with the 11 original tracks is a bonus track called “The Means” that was originally released when EXECUTION was released for the Japanese audience.
It seems like the guys in the band are fairly young, but they still handle their 80’s heavy metal with grace. There are a lot of the typical twin-guitar riffs in the picture as well as heavy, pounding drums and tempo changes. Musical parallels can be drawn with 80’s icons such as Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, and the fact that Tribuzy sounds a lot like Rob Halford only helps the comparison.
The album opens with Tribuzy without guests and it sounds like the audience is pretty huge. The band leader changes between speaking English and Portuguese and the crowd screams really loud in between and during the songs. It sounds like they’re about to explode when Mat Sinner and Bruce Dickinson enter the stage. Most of the songs are duets between the guests and Tribuzy and they sound really great most of the time. There’s actually not much to point out as flaws with this live album. Maybe it feels a little slow when the bonus track “The Means” is turned into an acoustic slow song.
EXECUTION LIVE REUNION is produced by Roy Z and Renato Tribuzy and it sounds brilliant even if one always wonders if everything is really taken from the live show and not rerecorded in the studio. But that’s something that goes for all live albums, no matter the genre or artist. It’s still fun to hear the amazing guitar playing along with the extremely loud audience all the time; it gives the album a true live feeling. I strongly recommend this live album because it’s a genuinely fun live album to listen to. This band and album were a pleasant surprise and it’s great to hear a band that doesn’t come from England or America for once.