Power of Metal.dk Review

Chile On Hell
Style: Speed/Thrash
Release date: 17 October, 2014
Playing time: 94:00

I think it is because we are just one of the many metal webzines that we almost never get the real DVD with pictures but only the music on mp3. Nevertheless I couldn't let this one slip by and perhaps only listening to the music is even better. You can only guess how it looks and having seen the band Anthrax live, I just close my eyes and enjoy the ride.

I saw the band for the first time in 1987! That was the famous Aardschok festival in Zwolle, along with Metallica, Metal Church, Celtic Frost, Crimson Glory and Laaz Rockit (almost a perfect line-up at that time) on the bill. At that age I hadn't seen a lot of bands live yet, so besides Metallica and Metal Church, Anthrax made a big impression on me as well. The movement on stage was most impressive, I can't think of a band that used the podium more than Anrthrax. The constant running and moshing around of the members and the song Indians with Joey and the feathers on his head. Without the pictures of the DVD I still see them running around and that says a lot, because I don't remember a lot other thinks happening in 1987.

This live concert was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago on 10 May, 2013. The first thing that I notice is that the audience sings a-long on every song and I don't know if that is put in front with the mixing, or if that is actually how the concert was. Not that it makes any difference, because it gives the songs a real live feeling and on top of that, the songs are executed well by the band. In general I am not that fond of live CD's because the original songs are almost always better, especially the vocal performances. There are only 2 live albums I can think of that are really good and sound as good as the original recordings. Judas Priest - 'Unleashed in the East' and Slayer with their 'Decade of Aggression'. This live performance can not compete with either of them, but the executions of the songs on the CD are quite o.k. Sure you miss some songs you also wanted on an live album, like 'Gung Ho' or a song of the debut album (instead of an AC/DC cover), but you can't have it all. On the DVD you find some 'on the road' stuff and interviews in between the songs and the only track that is not on the 2CD but only on DVD is "March of the S.O.D".

Every fan of the band will be happy with this DVD/2CD because already without the pictures it is satisfying.

01. Among the Living
Caught in a Mosh
I Am the Law
Efilnikufesin (N.F.L)
Skeletons in the Closet
In the End
I'm Alive
09. Indians
10. Medusa
11. In My World
12. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't
13. I'm the Man
14. Madhouse
15. Antisocial
Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Sony Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 1 November, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/anthrax