Why this wonderful live album only comes out now, six years
after the date of its recording, I don't know. The thing is that now the
audience can look forward to the listening of Natten med de levande
Finntroll, or "The Night of the Living Finntroll".
Most of the time I wonder why on earth a band, here Finntroll,
will release a live recording, even more if the trace of the show is in form of
sound, that won't even be able to render the visual experience. In any case, be
the live recording a CD or a DVD, the main point is that you are not here
yourself, unless you were at the right place the right day and you think you can
recognize your own shrieks in the audience.
So the question is: how will a recording of a past event, to which I was absent,
have any interest for me?
First of all, I have to hear that the band is communicating with the audience so
that I can get the impression that I am one of them.
Then, in addition to witnessing of the interactivity band-audience, I want to
hear a version of the songs that is not a simple copy-paste of the studio
version, or even worse, playback.
Also, the sound on the live recording has to be listenable and living to feel
real and trick me into believing that I could be at the show right here right
In short, in order to enjoy a live recording I have to be moved into the show
situation to which I didn't take part and wish to be there again and again and
again for each listening through.
The great thing is, Natten med de levande Finntroll does exactly that
to you. Although the songs will be known to you who have followed the band, the
CD in itself gives you a whole new experience of Finntroll's
early discography. The set is a fury, the energy of the band amazing, the sound
that of a wonderful live show.
Every little bit of Natten med de levande Finntroll was enjoyed and
will continue to be. A must have for the new or experienced Finntroll