RAGE - From The Cradle To The Stage

Rage - From The Cradle To The Stage

27 songs
135:26 minutes
***** ****
Steamhammer / SPV


To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Rage released a double live CD, recorded at the Zeche in Bochum in January 2004. First of all, Rage have done a good choice with the Zeche as it is one of the most legendary metal venues in Germany. Second, the album offers a lot of music, with an emphasis on the more recent Rage albums which involved guitarist Victor Smolski and drummer Mike Terrana who probably prefer to play the songs the helped to record. There are of course some classics like Suicide, Invisible Horizons and Don't Fear The Winter, my all time favourite Rage song. Finally I respect very much that the sound isn't as clean as you are used from Rage studio albums. Even the audience is involved so that a real live atmosphere has been created. The only annoying fact is that some songs have been cut in a very harsh way, but apart from that, both thumps up for the German metal legend.

This album is available in three different editions. Either you choose the normal double CD which is sold only slightly more expensive than a normal CD. If you are ready to pay about 30 euros, you will get the same concert on CD as well as on DVD. The last possibility is the single live DVD.

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