I agree about the compilations. especialy in this day of digital music I fail to see the point.
but I dont agree with your view on the live performance. the show I saw was easily as good as the painkiller tour, and better than anything I have seen since. Painkiller was my first tour, but I thought they kicked ass then, and kicked ass this tour.
personaly I want a new album, and then a new tour.....
Sorry to say but I agree.
It seems as though you're the only one bold enough to post the truth.
I do it in subtle ways at times but you just put it out there. I still love them but only because of what they've done not
what they're doing and, I know I'll get ripped for this, but they're not on top of their game live anymore either. They were
good but far removed from what I've seen in the past. All these freakin' compilations and live albums drive me crazy also.
Most here hate (don't like) Ripper but at least with him they were working. Since Rob's comeback it's been all downhill.
One (good) album in ten years. WTF.(Quoting Message by jimmyjames from Saturday, January 07, 2012 10:44:28 PM)
Bollocks. The band has descended into irrelevance. The only people keen to hear what they come up with next are the core dozen or so people who regularly post on this site. The rest of the audience are just keen to hear the same old set they've been cranking out since 82. They are, I'm sad to say, a nostalgia act now and one that can't fill arenas at that. This is not a band at the top otf their game. Being able to play your set competently doesn't mean your at the top of your game. You would hope after 30 years they could do that with there eyes closed. When a band is at the top they are generating excitement among the fans. This band does not do that any more. They are trying to scrape every last cent out of it before they have to start wheeling the Metal God out there in a wheelchair.
Head banger wrote:
they may not be selling out stadiums but they are totaly on their game this tour.
I have no doubt there will be a live album and dvd from this tour. Not that anyone will care or purchase it. They need to put out lives from the Painkiller and DOTF tours and also release the SFV one as a CD. No-one gives a shit now. What's the point of keeping for posterity performances from when you are well past your peak and unable to fill arenas and denying your fans performances from when you are at the top of your game? Weird.