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Megadeth: That One Night- Live In Buenos Aires (DVD)

After months of successful touring with his shred fest-ival "Gigantour" - Dave Mustaine and Megadeth present you with 90 plus minutes of pure unadulterated Heavy Metal glory. The show was filmed in October 2005 and comes to us from Buenos Aires, a region where the Metal is always well received and every performer is guaranteed an animated and enthusiastic audience. This is without question a part of the world that responds to the music well and without making any offense to other worldwide concert goers there was one fact of this DVD that remains with me clearly and that is the audience was actually singing the guitar solos. You hear it most prevalent during "Symphony Of Destruction" but it is also apparent around the whole show as well. I have yet to experience this at a US performance of anyone so I think we had best raise our game when our favorite groups come around. This reaction showed a pure love of the band and some 25,000 strong would find Megadeth on top of their game once again as they delivered one classic after another and also did justice to their new material from the latest release at the time - The System Has Failed. The lineup was tight as can be on all counts with Glen and Shawn Drover (guitar and drums) working alongside Mustaine as if this was the band they were in for longer than the year and a half it had actually been. Perhaps their being Brothers gives them an edge that many bands don't have and a better working knowledge of each other that most can only hope practice will give them. Bass would be fluidly held down by James McDonough who has since moved on and been replaced by James Lomenzo (Black Label Society/White Lion).

As you watch and enjoy some of the legendary numbers during this show the viewer will come to one conclusion about Megadeth and Dave Mustaine himself. While he is a very outspoken front man on a number of levels both personal and political you cannot take away the absolute relevance that he has delivered and maintained throughout his career for the sake of Heavy Metal. Yes, he charges some of it up with his political statements and views but let's face it - Megadeth has always been a thinking man's band and very topical to the times around him on every release. There was seldom any re-loading done in their music nor was there any music about angry saints when it came down to their material. Resultant of this the Heavy Metal world gives him the high hails for his honesty and dedication. This is the perfect release for those that already own "Rude Awakening" as this ends up focusing on a little more of the newer material than the old. The many highlights include "A Tout La Monde", "Something That I'm Not" (which seems directed at Metallica), the ballad "Coming Home" and of course their venerated classics that everyone loves and expects to find on such a performance DVD. The typical closers of "Holy Wars" and "Peace Sells" show that these songs have not lost any of their own power or impact as material no matter how many years have gone by. The only downside is the limited amount of bonus features; a companion CD is planned on being issued which will sate the hungers of those who need more Megadeth in their personal music devices.

Song Listing
1. Blackmail The Universe
2. Set The World On Fire
3. Wake Up Dead
4. In My Darkest Hour
5. She Wolf
6. Reckoning Day
7. A Tout Le Monde
8. Hangar 18/Return To The Hangar
9. I'll Be There
10. Tornado Of Souls
11. Trust
12. Something That I'm Not
13. Kick The Chair
14. Coming Home
15. Symphony Of Destruction
16. Peace Sells
17. Holy Wars

Added: July 1st 2007
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Megadeth Website
Hits: 1913
Language: english

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Megadeth: That One Night- Live In Buenos Aires (DVD)
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2007-07-01 06:01:02
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Amazing how an audience can help lift a band to a new level. Such was the case in 2005 when Megadeth played in front of a huge audience in Buenos Aires that was filmed for this DVD. In support of their so-so release at the time The Sytem Has Failed, Megadeth had not really fully clicked yet with their new line-up that saw the Drover brothers Shawn and Glen joining Dave Mustaine and James McDonough (who has since been replaced by James Lomenzo), but on this night the band were tight and fully responding to the love that was coming from the audience. While far from a legendary set list (too many bland tracks from the then new album were played), you still get staples like "Wake Up Dead", "In My Darkest Hour", "Symphony Of Destruction", "Tornado Of Souls", "A Tout Le Monde", and the obligatory "Peace Sells", all played with plenty of gusto and finesse. That One Night- Live In Buenos Aires is proof that Megadeth were back, and 2007 sees an even more lethal band once again ready to try and take over the world.

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