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CD review UNISONIC "Live in Wacken"

(8/10) earMusic releases end of June a Hansen & Friends live album (see review), recorded 2016 at the famous Wacken festival.T he guys played a 75 minutes set with Unisonic folowing them on the same stage one hour later. This meant two shifts for Kai Hansen and also singer Michael Kiske had a double appearance with doing some songs together with Hansen & Friends before running through a 75 minutes setlist with the fellow Unisonic band mates (Hansen, Meyer, Ward and Zafiriou). And since the recording equipment was in place anyhow, why not also capturing this concert? A word a blow.

"Live in Wacken" will be Unisonic's first live album with setlist that focussed on the two studio releases and the first EP (what else). Little highlights though, as with Hansen & Friends before, were the Helloween songs that have been played by Unisonic. "A Little Time" and "March of Time" were special moments, very much welcomed by the Wacken crowd. These too tracks, but also Unisonic hits like "King for a Day" and "Unisonic" have been the final adrenaline injection, closing of a long day of metal in Northern Germany. 

In retrospect the shows from Hansen & friends and Unisonic almost feels like a warm-up for Pumpkins United even though the entire Helloween crew wasn't involved in 2016. However it felt like one additional step towards something that will bring real German metal from the eighties back on stage in autumn 2017.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. For the Kingdom
  2. Exceptional
  3. King for a Day
  4. Your Time has Come
  5. When the Deed is Dine
  6. A Little Time
  7. Star Rider
  8. Over the Rainbow
  9. Throne of the Dawn
  10. My Sactuary
  11. March of Time
  12. Unisonic

 

Label: earMuisc

Genre: Melodic Metal

Release date EU: July 21st, 2017

Tag(s) : #Unisonic, #Kai Hansen, #Wacken, #Melodic Metal, #News, #CD Review, #Live, #Heavy Metal, #Hardrock, #Rock

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