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First, get the naysayers out of the way. Why make your second album a live album? Well, when you're material is this strong, I don't think there's a problem with it! But doesn't it sound strong because it's been tinkered with in the studio? Who cares when it's this good?! Isn't there a problem when about 2/3 of the music is Priest songs? Nah, Priest rule, and since Rob had a hand in writing most of them he's got a right to sing 'em! And if Priest ain't gonna play 'em anyway (nb: Genocide, Tyrant..) then someone's gotta do it! Now, onto the album...
What you have here is just over half of Halford's debut album, a load of Priest songs (each album from Sad Wings to Defenders about evenly represented, apart from Killing Machine), a bit of Fight and some rareities. It's a bloody brilliant tracklist, and the songs sound fantastic here, Beyond The Realms Of Death probably coming out best. If you don't know most of these songs already, shame on you! But this would actually be a fine way of checking them out, as these are represented true to their original counterparts and sound very clean, yet still possessing a lot of extra energy. A good range of Classic Metal is represented here.
The addition of studio songs to a live album is kinda bizarre, but it's a new concept we'll have to get used to, I guess ^_^ I was rather disappointed when Screaming In THe Dark didn't end up on Crucible as I was expecting it to, so here's your chance to enjoy this straightforward Halford-style rocker. Heart Of A Lion is very reminiscent of that rousing Priest style of song, while Prisoner Of Your Eyes is still a nice ballad. Seeing as I haven't said it yet, I'll say it now - SILENT SCREAMS rules!!!