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Primal Fear: Angels of Mercy - Live in Germany

This is a review of the audio version of this package as the DVD/Blu-ray wasn't available for review.

I do like Primal Fear – honest, I really do. I have for a long time but I have to say that I'm decidedly lukewarm about Angels of Mercy - Live in Germany, not because it's bad, far from it but because in the audio version it's just so…unremarkable. The performances are universally good, the songs are judiciously picked from the band's greatest hits but there's something not quite right. Without delving too deeply into clichéd national stereotypes (he says before delving too deeply into national stereotypes,) everything is just a little bit too cold and clinical. Nobody expects Primal Fear to fill the gap left by the Allman Brothers Band and stretch things out to the 'nth degree but there's not much to separate this from a greatest hits album with a few words from Rolf Scheepers between the songs. Given that Metal is Forever-the Very Best of Primal Fear came out only eighteen months ago perhaps it is time to forge a new chapter in the band's history.


Track Listing:
CD:
01. Countdown To Insanity
02. Final Embrace
03. In Metal We Trust
04. Angel In Black
05. Rulebreaker
06. Sign Of Fear
07. Seven Seals
08. Angels Of Mercy
09. The End Is Near
10. Rollercoaster
11. The Sky Is Burning
12. Nuclear Fire
13. When Death Comes Knocking
14. Metal Is Forever
15. Fighting The Darkness


DVD / Blu-ray:
01. Countdown To Insanity
02. Final Embrace
03. In Metal We Trust
04. Angel In Black
05. Rulebreaker
06. Sign Of Fear
07. Seven Seals
08. Let There Be Drums
09. Angels Of Mercy
10. The End Is Near
11. Rollercoaster
12. The Sky Is Burning
13. Nuclear Fire
14. When Death Comes Knocking
15. Metal Is Forever
16. Fighting The Darkness
17. Running In The Dust
Bonus features:
- The End Is Near (Videoclip)
- Angels Of Mercy (Videoclip)
- When Death Comes Knocking (Videoclip)
- King For A Day (Videoclip)
- Strike (Videoclip)
- Chainbreaker (Live At Master Of Rocks)
- Rulebreaker World Tour 2016 (documentary)

Added: June 16th 2017
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Score:
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 342
Language: english

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