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(8/10) Dante is a German prog metal outfit that started back in 2006. The band from Augsburg, Germany released their debut “The Inner Circle” in 2008 and three more studio longplayers followed up till now.

What the Swabians haven’t had so far as part of their discography was a live album, a gap they fill in 2017. Actually it was in 2016 when Dante played their first show in Poland and they were that brave to record and film the show that took place in Katowice. In total there are six songs on CD 1 of this double disc package that have been recorded during this show. Next to new material Dante also harks back to classics from the early days of the band. “Vanessa” is one of these beautiful songs that unveil, over 12 minutes, the beauty of progressive metal.

The second disc was captured in their hometown Augsburg and acts as a completion when it comes to the creative work of Dante. “Rearrangement Of The Gods” and “Beautiful Again” are the only two common denominators on both CD's, the rest differs. In this way the band provides an excellent overview when it comes to their career and songs. Dante combines the finesse of Dream Theater with metallic power and cinematic soundscapes.  And since the sound on both CD's is excellent and brings the entire beauty of a Dante show right into your home.

"When Life Was Beautiful - Live in Katowice" is a thrilling live album, showcasing a band that also had times when they hit the bumpy roads without staying there. If you are interested in progressive metal music and if you haven’t heard of the band before, than it’s "When Life Was Beautiful - Live in Katowice" that gives you first good idea of what Dante is about. Fans of the band will love this live album anyhow.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

DVD & CD1: „Live In Katowice“

  1. Rearrangement Of The Gods
  2. Beautiful Again
  3. Vanessa
  4. The Lone And Level Sands
  5. Until The Last Light Breaks In
  6. November Red

CD2: „When We Were Beautiful – Live“

  1. Rearrangement Of The Gods
  2. Ambitious
  3. Beautiful Again
  4. Until The Last Light Breaks In
  5. Let Me Down
  6. Sad Today
  7. Finally

 

Label: Gentle Art Of Music

Genre: Progressive Metal

Release Date EU: April 28th, 2017

CD review DANTE "When Life Was Beautiful - Live in Katowice"
Tag(s) : #Dante, #Prog Metal, #Prog Rock, #News, #CD Review, #DVD, #Gentle Art Of Music, #Rock, #Heavy Metal, #Live

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