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Best metal/hard rock live dvds

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Yippee38, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    BTW, this list isn't just for me. I'll use it to hunt down the live DVDs I want, but others might want to use it to find quality live stuff from their favorite band.
     
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    Cool, that reminds me I need to check out that Forever Our Hero vid, shame about Munetaka, great drummer.

    Also a few more to add to the mix, especially if we're getting relaxed about the "metal" qualification:

    Talisman - Live In Stockholm
    Eric Johnson - Austin City Limits Live
    Gary Moore - Live In Stockholm and Emerald Isles
     
  3. Finn Mac Cuhal

    Finn Mac Cuhal The Lurker in the Dark

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    Of course, it all depends on what you like or need but...

    In no particular order -

    Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night
    Anathema - Universal
    Nightwish - End of An Era, Showtime Storytime
    Katatonia - Sanctitude
    Sabaton - Swedish Empire Live
    Within Temptation - Black Symphony, Let Us Burn
    AC/DC - Live at Donington
    DragonForce - In the Line of Fire...Larger Than Live



    Although it is only out to KS backers now, in November Pagan's Mind will drop their Full Circle DVD/Blu-Ray that features their live ProgpowerUSA performance from 2014. The show itself was superb and the trailer strongly suggests that this release will be a home run.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    If you like Pagan's Mind and live DVDs and you didn't back Full Circle...you need to get your hands on that. I finally watched mine last night. Brilliant through and through.
     
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    jaimek incorrigible

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    Anathema - Universal
    Amorphis - Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes
    Evergrey - A Night To Remember
    Depeche Mode - Devotional (edit: you did say hard rock/metal, but close enough, right? this show *owns*.)
     
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    The Gathering's "A Sound Relief"-DVD is overall softer than "A Noise Severe" which has already been mentioned, but I like even better. Here's a song from that DVD:



    My favourite part starts at about 3:05 and I really like the use of the theremin at 3:20 onwards.

    Highly recommendable is the Live-DVD which comes along with the digipak-version of Avatarium's new album "The Girl with the Raven Mask" and features their live concert at the Hammer of Doom festival 2014. If you don't know what they sound like, check out their concert at this year's Rock Hard festival here:

    http://www1.wdr.de/fernsehen/kultur...vatarium100_size-L.html?autostart=true#banner

    Finally, I'd also like to recommend the DVD "Mother's Finest Live At Rockpalast", mostly because of their concert from 1978 in Essen (the DVD contains also a concert from 2003). This is my favourite song from their aforementioned concert:

     
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    3 of my favs:

    Pink Floyd - Pulse
    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
     
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    Yeah, that's my second fav live dvd after noise severe. Such an amazing band and both showcase Anneke at the height of her power. No one commands a stage like her.
     
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    Surprised nobody mentioned Soilwork's live release. That has my vote. Runner up is Paradise Lost - Draconian Times MMXI.
     
  10. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Glad you mentioned that because I'd forgotten to get it in all of my purchasing. Fixed that now.
     
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    Can't believe no mention of Blind Guardian-Imaginations Through the Looking Glass is INCREDIBLE!!!
     
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    This may be heresy on this site, but I dug Linkin Park in their prime (early to mid 2000s), and their CD/DVD set Live in Texas was a pretty good representation of them at the time.

    On the more aggressive side, Slayer's Live Intrusion was also very good.
     
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    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Believe it or not, two places I would start would be "hair-metal" bands. Both Mark Slaughter (Slaughter/VVI) and Tom Keifer (Cinderella) were absolutely two of the most incredible live singers I have ever seen in my life. Don Barnes (38 Special) also was an incredible live singer.
     
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    My personal favorites:

    Evergrey - A Night to Remember
    Blind Guardian - Imaginations Through the Looking Glass
    Anathema - Universal
    Opeth - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
    Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio
    Riverside - Reality Dream
    Pain of Salvation - Ending Themes
     
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    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    I used these suggestions for my Christmas list. ;)
     
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    happytimes Franky

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    One of my favorites is Arjen Lucassen's Star One - Live on Earth. Not too often you get to see Sir Russell Allen and Damian Wilson in the same show.
     
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    Great suggestions, everybody! I stumbled into this forum quite by accident about ten minutes ago, looking for info just like this thread. :D
     
  18. NorseBlood

    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    I'd have to say Vanden Plas Seraphic Live Works is a pretty darn good live DVD.

    I'll also add Jimi Hendrix Rainbow Bridge Concert for an old old school DVD.
     
  19. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    I'm not a huge fan of live DVDs / Albums, but I love Ayreon's Theater Equation

    Steve in Philly
     
  20. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    The king of all live albums/DVD’s Iron Maiden’s Live After Death. Begins and ends there.
     

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