Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
German edition of the metal group's 1998 live album with'Swords & Tequila' and 'Outlaw' replacing the Japaneseedition's 'Watching The Signs' & 'Nightbreaker'. 17 trackstotal, all recorded during their 1998 Japanese tour.Di... more »
German edition of the metal group's 1998 live album with'Swords & Tequila' and 'Outlaw' replacing the Japaneseedition's 'Watching The Signs' & 'Nightbreaker'. 17 trackstotal, all recorded during their 1998 Japanese tour.Digipak. 1998 Metal Blade Records release.
Must have for Riot fans!!
JP | Macon, GA | 07/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I definitely agree with my fellow reviewer (though I don't know what he's saying, just saw the 5 stars), this is a pretty darn good live album by a criminally underated, overlooked band.
Of course Mark Reale is the only remaining member from the classic line up of the 80s, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the other, newer members. It's bascially the same line-up from the album "The Brethern of the Long House" (an album I wasn't too impressed with that had Godawful production) except the drummer who, to my ears, is better than the guy on Brethern.
Vocalist Mike DiMeo is a good fit for the band, even on the classic tracks, 2nd guitarist Mike Flyntz is a good complement for Reale and the rhythm section is also good.
The song list is a good mix of old and new songs (Outlaw, Swords & Tequila and Warrior!!) and the production isn't bad at all, especially for an independent live recording, better than some I have heard from bigger bands with much more money!!
Bottom line, if you were a fan of Riot - BUY THIS NOW (especially for the price) - and even if you never heard of them but like good rock, well....get "Fire Down Under" first, then "Narita" - then get this!! You won't be disappointed!"