If you haven't had enough of Blaze you can hear him swear some more in an interview; as well as hearing from a few of his bandmates. Despite the poor quality of the songs the Polish crowd lap all of this up — mostly during the Iron Maiden tracks. But still its nice to see them show their appreciation.
Mountain: Live in Paris
An appalling sounding six track affair recorded in 1985. Why anyone would buy this scant DVD is beyond me, unless they are an absolute Mountain completist. You get the tracks you expect including "Mississippi Queen" and some impressive musicianship in the jamming bits. However the whole package is let down by the sound quality and the fact there are no extras at all.
Caamora: Walk On Water
This four track CD is the brainchild of prog veteran Clive Nolan and features the vocal talents of Agnieska Swita, a relative newcomer. She certainly has the pipes and what you end up with is an impressive collection of female-led prog gothy metal. Front the title track to track 4 and you are showered with impressive musicianship, clever songwriting and that impressive voice. As with any good CD, in the end you are wishing there was a bit more. Great stuff.
Madina Lake: From Them, Through Us, To You
At their best, much ballyhooed bunch of pop rockers ML produce something not to far away from Busted and McFly; if a bit darker. The big song, which is the first track, is the highlight of this CD with everything ending up sounding a bit formulaic and samey by the end of this twelve track CD. I am not sure they really had the songs yet for a full album. There is obvious talent on show here and they are a young band. A bit of maturity and tweaking of their songwriting skills will go a long way. Ones to watch methinks, but a bit forgettable for your average rock fan.
Megadeth: That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires
Mustaine is back and rather annoyed at things; as well demonstrated on his latest output on United Abominations which I reviewed early this year. Well this live CD is proof to just how on fire Mustaine and his new version of Megadeth are; although recorded in 2005. Twenty two tracks both new and old from his extensive catalogue. If you are a Megadeth fan, this is well worth the price of admission. If you like your metal thrashy but never gave Megadeth a shot, then pick this up and see why Mustaine is such a force.