Power of Metal.dk Review

Uriah Heep
Live at Koko
Style: Hard Rock/Melodic Metal
Release date: 20 February, 2015
Playing time: 96:07 (53:06 + 43:01)

Although they survived the most possible prophecies for a downfall URIAH HEEP continue to have exceptionally strong and rather stable line up. The reasons to keep their freshness are their non-assessed new works and their never-ending creative potential. „Live at Koko“ is a proof of my above-mentioned thesis.

The first part of the concert is from the new works of the band. I mean the releases between 1995 and 2014 (Yes, this is new for URIAH HEEP, my young friends!!!) The exception „Stealin“, which is one of the re-recorded classics in 2009 confirms the rule. In its concert version this selection of songs is exceptionally strong and has a great impact on the audience. A potential is revealed that sometimes is lost in the studio recordings. Lots of the young bands that research the melodic aspects of metal could learn something from the wealth of the veterans. They can also see the ease of performance! In its audio version this impressive collection is gathered in CD-1.

The second part of the concert is devoted to the approved hits of the Englishmen from their star hippy years. Here the charge is in the video version of the release. The joy from the performance and from the freedom of the improvisations is caught by HD cameras. Musically some remarks could be made but the live performance compensates every look back in the past. The video and the CD versions of the release have one and the same play list.

The contemporary DVD/BlueRay format gives us intimate look to the stage where the musicians have a lot to show. The environment in the club is prepared for filming and offers us actual look over URIAH HEEP which force continues to be streamed from their music. Even young people who hear them for the first time could be captured by this concert. There is no need from my recommendations for the fans of hard rock and melody heavy metal.


01. Against All Odds
Traveller In Time
I'm Ready
Between Two Worlds
Can't Take That Away
One Minute
Nail On The Head
Into The Wild
12. Gypsy
13. Look At Yourself
Box Wah
15. July Morning
16. Lady In Black
17. Free And Easy
18. Easy Living

Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 23 February, 2015
Website: www.uriah-heep.com