Royal Hunt


Album Type:
Release Date:
12th May 2017
Record Label:
Frontiers Records
Total Tracks:

This is the live album all Royal Hunt fans somehow knew was coming for a couple of reasons. First of all, having already released a live recording in both 1996 and 2006 this was meant to be, and secondly, 2016 marks their 25th anniversary.

On the other hand, this also looks a bit strange, since their previous album, Cargo, was released last year also a double live album. But luckily the song selections and running order vary quite a bit, and this is in my humble opinion the better release both from a sound and song selection standpoint.

2016 was recorded in Russia, in Moscow’s Izvestiya Hall and is a very strong live album. However, I do question the necessity for its release. This is not necessarily a must have for progressive metal fans, maybe not even for Royal Hunt fans.

2016 is available on Blu-Ray, 2-CD and Ltd. 2-CD+DVD Edition.


CD 1
1. So Right So Wrong / Martial Arts
2. River Of Pain
3. One Minute Left To Live
4. Army of Slaves
5. Lies
6. Wasted Time
7. Heart on a Platter
8. Flight

CD 2
1. May You Never (Walk Alone)
2. Until the Day
3. Half Past Loneliness
4. Message To God
5. Stranded
6. A Life to Die For

Playing Time: 53:44 + 55:57

DC Cooper - Vocals
Jonas Larsen - Guitars
Andreas Passmark - Bass
Andreas Johansson - Drums
Andre Andersen - Keyboards

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 434 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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