Royal Hunt: 2016
In the same way that Tottenham Hotspur used to win the FA Cup in years ending in a one, Royal Hunt like to release live albums to do with years ending in a six. I remember reviewing the 2006 album and heartily enjoying it. In fact I have very much enjoyed almost all of the band's recorded output for many a year now and 2016 isn't going to put a stop to that.
The current line-up of Andrι Andersen whose keyboards dominate proceedings, DC Cooper vocals, Andreas Passmark bass, the excellent Jonas Larsen guitar and Andreas Johansson drums are, not unsurprisingly, shithot musicians and technically at the top of their game. I can't comment on the DVD portion as I wasn't given access to it but musically there's lots to enjoy. DC Cooper doesn't even turn up for a while after the rest of the chaps get their chops together for a bit but when he does he is every bit as vocally commanding as ever. Whilst being very much on the proggy end of Frontiers' roster Royal Hunt can still pull out a quality singalong as well as the next band step forward "Army of Slaves". There's very little crossover with the previous live albums so buy with confidence.
Medley: So Right So Wrong / Martial Arts
River Of Pain
One Minute Left To Live
Army Of Slaves
Heart On A Platter;
May You Never (Walk Alone);
Until The Day
Half Past Loneliness
Message To God
Medley: A Life To Die For / Epilogue.
DVD / Blu Ray: Medley: So Right So Wrong / Martial Arts; River Of Pain; One Minute Left To Live; Army Of Slaves; Lies; Wasted Time; Heart On A Platter; Flight; May You Never (Walk Alone); Until The Day; Half Past Loneliness; Message To God; Stranded; Medley: A Life To Die For / Epilogue.
Added: June 12th 2017
Reviewer: Simon Bray
Related Link: Band Website
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