Live in La: Death & Raw Live
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Live in L.A. belongs in every metalhead's collection and will hopefully contribute to Chuck's healing process.
The vanguard in technical death metal, bar none, Death-- setting the original standard for those who can appreciate an odd time signature-- always had the keen insight and ability to make songs listenable as well as complex. And translated live and well, raw, Death sounds just fine, if not admirable in all its intense 'n complex glory. The fact that Live in L.A. comes off as a veritable Best Of package doesn't hurt either, as all of the signature staples ("Pull The Plug", "Empty Words") and fan favorites ("The Philosopher", "Scavenger Of Human Sorrow") are here.
The production is crisp and clear, and thankfully not the murky bass-heavy monitor sound we've been hearing on live records as of late. Word is that not a note was changed from the original L.A. performance, and that this is the last Death album.
second, richard christy shines when he plays with Death. just flat out beautiful brass work. you can listen to this thing just for the drumwork and be blown away. some of the fills he adds into the older songs like "suicide machine" with the double ride/double bass stuff is flat out disgusting.
third, this is chuck. hes a metal deity basically. all you have to say is "chuck" and everyone knows who youre talking about. if you cant enjoy this guys work, seriously, just stop listening to metal altogether.
The performances are excellent and filled with passion and intensity. They're not completely flawless, but they're about as good as you could hope considering the complexity of much of the stuff they're playing. Richard Christy absolutely destroys his drumkit, giving one of the most intricate and devastating drum performances I've ever heard. Furthermore, they change up the solos quite a bit, frequently making them more shred oriented. I won't necessarily say I think the changed solos are better than the studio versions, but they're still awesome, and it's interesting to here some different work.Read more ›
Once again Chuck shows that if the line up isn't the best, it doesn't fly. Scott Clendenin (although no Steve DiGiorgio) does an excellent job at filling in the bass slots. I'm not sure what kind of equipment Scott was using, but his sound fits perfectly in this live performance. You can hear the click of his bass in the back, filling in the gaps and meshing the guitars with the heavy hitting drums. I'm sure a good amount of people are aware that it can be arduous to hear the bass during a live performance; well, those who are always searching for clear bass, look no further.
For you have found a live performance with stand out bass that actually kicks and amplifies the brinks of the overall tone. Chuck's wailing Stealth takes the stand to deliver the goods and does a fine job.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great live show! chuck schuldiner was one-of-a-kind for his time and IS certainly missed big time!Published 10 months ago by Chris Cox
The filming is raw (as the title says) but the sound is very good. The feel of such rawness makes you feel like you are there. Read morePublished on May 16, 2012 by Hector
its Death, thats all u need to know. its about as raw as it gets. awesome live performance and again its DEATH, Chuck ripping on his six string is something everyone needs in thier... Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Nick
This product came much more quickly than expected. It was in great condition as well. My son was very happy with this gift.Published on January 19, 2012 by Christina
Okay, 3 and a Half. I've been a fan of these guys forever, and the revolving line-ups has always worked to the utmost advantage. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by M. Jensen