I will be the first to admit that I generally dislike and have a hard time listening to liver recordings. Why? The first thing I listen for is the vocals. Often times live recordings do not favor vocals. I get knit Picky if a guitar player has put no effort into his tone, and sharp or flat vocals. Live is most often the source for showing a bands shortcomings. All that being said this is sonic energy. The vocals for the most part art dead bang and filled with some sort of rage or contempt, hopefully both.
Flo Mounier from Cryptopsy sounds great on drums with the exception of that dry repetitive “tonk” of the snare some drummers seem to love on Sulffer but seems to disappear during the drum solo.
Blasphermer’s (Aura Noir) guitar sound great and does not over shadow Steve Tucker’s vocals. There is a real balance in the mix.
If you liked the studio album which had Rune Eriksen on guitar, then you will not be disappointed with this live performance. This is recommended companion.
2. Nigredo in Necromance
4. Mechanic Idolatry
6. Rusted Skin/Drum solo
7. Of This Flesh
Novy – Bass
Flo Mounier – Drums
Blasphemer – Guitars
Steve Tucker – Vocals
*While their band page boasts a some different members the live album consists of*
Rating: 8 out of 10