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An overlooked live recording - 90%

WilliamAcerfeltd, November 14th, 2007

It was 8 years since the release of the last Dissection full-length album, and then in 2003, this album hit the shelves. This album was recorded at Wacken, once again, many metal fans from around the world braved the disgusting, dirty and squalor conditions, just to see their favourite band. Would it be worth it just to see Dissection? You bet.

The set list is all in all, a good, albeit short list. Unfortunately it was made even short with the Night's Blood (awesome song) being omitted from the list because of problems with the recording. Despite this, the recording on this album is quite good, much better than the recording found on the bootleg Frozen in Wacken.

As mentioned before, the set list is a good one. Containing 5 songs from SOTLB and 2 from The Somberlain. This provides a bit of variety, although more could have been taken from The Somberlain even though it’s not as good as SOTLB. Jon's vocals on this album are great; his vocals are just as good as they are on any other Dissection release.

This is a very solid release and if you’re a Dissection fan, you should get this.
The only bad thing about this album is that it's a) too short and b) ultimately it's nothing new. However, it is worth your time and money and in my opinion, this is one of the best live recordings around, so if you like Dissection and live recordings, go for it.

Conclusion: The above is recommended for download or purchase.