Sound: Coming from an almost Punky tradition the Biffy Clyro live experience is incredibly energetic, with a lot of crowd participation. The music is as eccentric and varied as the band itself and can quickly go from a sombre ballad ala "Machines" to the nihilistic war cries of "Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies" to the call to arms of "The Captain".
Both Live DVD/CD were recorded at London's Wembley arena as part of Biffy Clyro's live revolution tour to support their "Only Revolution" album. Recorded on 10th December 2010 it comes roughly after two years after the release of their last album. There were three editions of this DVD/CD released to the public: the standard edition (which is the Edition that I'm reviewing), a 2CD/DVD Edition which is only available from the Biffy Clyro store and a Limited Edition tinset. Whilst the politics of doing so are a little tenuous, and I wish that they could include everything with every version of the album released there's enough for anyone to wet their teeth on here. // 7
Overall Impression: Biffy Clyro have never been a band to fail there fans in terms of live shows, and here they succeed in keeping their well-earned reputation intact particularly in the case of "Folding Stars" and "Machines", where Simon Neil manages to silence Wembley Stadium as if an occult hand were silencing an acapella symphony.
Perhaps lacking in comparison to some other artist's live releases I still think I'd purchase it again if it were ever stolen as Biffy Clyro as a live event is definitely worth it. The lack of older material, bass frequencies and bonus material may stifle some long term fans and audiophiles but for the casual listener or someone new to Biffy Clyro's music I thoroughly recommend this DVD as a purchase. // 7