Sound — 10
This is your bog standard Iron Maiden Live album, which is absolutly better than anything the majority of bands can come up with, including the band proving once again that they are a solid unit and that they are awesome Musicians (Adiran Smith and Nicko McBrian are particularly impressive in this gig), also the crowd proving that Bruce Dickinson is not loudest person there. There is nothing that is unexpected, except the ease with which songs from the mighty "Dance Of Death" had eased thier way into the set.
Lyrics — 10
This is Bruce Dickinson, the voice of metal and possibly of rock and roll full stop. His vocal range cannot be matched (no matter how hard Justin "My pubic hair is on fire and my testicles are being squashed by my cat suit" Hawkins from British upstarts The Darkness can do). His screams, his whispers, his laughs and his evil scowls just cannot be matched by any other singer in the world of Metal. The lyrics, despite being a miss match of albums, seem to fit together very well as if different poems in a book.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is very heavily biased with "Dance Of Death" songs. The best of those being the mighty Paschendale and the short but technical "Rainmaker." The suprise of the whole concert is the altered Lord of the Flies which is actually a whole tone down from the record version. It is not that fast but it is a simple, honest Metal song that is performed alot better than its record sibling. I Hate the fact that there is alot of stuff missing: nothing from Powerslave or Somewhere In Time, The Evil That Men Do is missing, there is no Wickerman or Sanctuary and I thought that Maiden had given up playing Phantom of the Opera all together until their stunning Early Years Tour. Also, The Clansman and Sign of the Cross were missing and more songs from "Peice of Mind" were needed as well. Overall, despite the odd choice of songs (why did they play can I play with madness instead of the evil that men do), this is a live album that should be purchased by every fan of live music, not just Metal, but anyone. It is not as good as "Rock In Rio" but no live album, bar "Live And Dangerous" by Thin Lizzy is. So it gets full marks in my book. Simply awesome. I would be distraught if this were stolen, and I would also be up on a Murder charge in court.