Fireworks

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Vanden Plas - 'The Seraphic Live Works' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ab/d1/d0/vanden-plas-the-seraphic-live-works-49-1518721836.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     February 15, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
4463   0   1   0   0   0

Vanden Plas could do no wrong that night in Atlanta, and whoever followed them that weekend, I suspect they had some very big boots to fill.

Vanden Plas are, for me personally, one of the best Progressive Metal bands this planet has to offer. The way that they apparently can, with ease, merge melody with technical ability is second to none, and if you've ever had the pleasure of seeing the band live, you already know that what they create in the studio they readily replicate on the stage. The only difference being the passion and joy they get from playing in front of an audience which you obviously cannot get when in an enclosed studio environment.

'The Seraphic Live Works' is a CD/DVD live release of the band's first visit to Atlanta's ProgPower (in 2011) when they opened the festival. The main portion of this review focuses on the DVD. Firstly, don't expect an all-out light and stage show because it ain't here. However, what you do get is a multi-camera shot video with a standard light show that doesn't detract from the great performance of the band. What is also very nice about this release is the mix. With this type of CD/DVD combo, you usually get a standard stereo mix, but on this occasion, there's a very good 5.1 mix of the show, handled by the band, their producer and front of house sound engineer Markus Teske, which really enhances your viewing and listening pleasure.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The bulk of the material is, as the title suggests, taken from 'The Seraphic Clockwork' album. 'Rush Of Silence', 'Scar Of An Angel', 'Holes In The Sky', 'Quicksilver' and 'Frequency' are all delivered by the band with aplomb. I must tip my hat to Andy Kuntz, whose wonderful vocals drive the engine of VP along, the amazing keyboard maestro Günter Werno, bass God Torsten Reichert and the Lill's – Stephan and Andreas. The former's guitar playing throughout this gig is, to put it bluntly, simply stunning, with the latter really showing how underrated he is in the drum world. Their combined musical talents are amazing to behold as they joyously play their way through these wonderful songs. There's also the superb duo of 'Postcard To God' and the breathtakingly good 'Silently' to enjoy, as well as the likes of 'Cold Wind' and 'Far Off Grace'.

Filmed in front of a very appreciative audience who absolutely loved what they were witnessing, Vanden Plas could do no wrong that night in Atlanta, and whoever followed them that weekend, I suspect they had some very big boots to fill.

Ian Johnson

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  August 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 week, 5 days ago
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; need a download link for #86 and the pg number for the Code
  • Berny : @Siodmark: Pls. check your mail! Apologies for the troubles, we hope you enjoy the magazine! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys! Purchased FIREWORKS #86 and paid by my paypal, but there is no download link on my account. Can you please help me? tnks ; - )
  • Hombre 444 : Got mine reading it now,best Rock Mag out on Market by far.
  • Berny : Fireworks #86 is out now!
  • Johns Band : Happy New year Everyone. Will the music film return.
  • Rocktopia Te : The Rocktopia Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site