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  • Summary: The CD/DVD set features songs from the Goth rock band's two-night concert at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in 2008.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Metal Hammer (UK)
    Apr 26, 2012
    80
    This set celebrates a band whose arcane atmospherics continue to resonate with wonder. [Apr 2012, p.104]
  2. Kerrang!
    Apr 26, 2012
    80
    It's truly impressive stuff, and a reminder of just how good they are. [7 Apr 2012, p.51]
  3. Q Magazine
    Apr 26, 2012
    60
    Fans will enjoy this career-spanning double live album. [Apr 2012, p.94]
  4. Mojo
    Apr 26, 2012
    20
    A poisoned chalice, indeed. [Apr 2012, p.89]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    9
    A very ambitious undertaking: a 2 CD, 1 DVD live album attempting to capture the quality of a live Fields of the Nephilim show. Unfortunately,A very ambitious undertaking: a 2 CD, 1 DVD live album attempting to capture the quality of a live Fields of the Nephilim show. Unfortunately, the Nephilim are also notorious for their short concerts, which often last about an hour. Sometimes shorter. It is a shame that some tracks from the concert were omitted in this case. Unfortunatley, this includes such favourites as For Her Light, Endemoniada, Dawnrazor, The Watchmen and Last Exit for the Lost. This is even more surprising, as the CD are both around 50 minutes in length, so they left me feeling the need for more.

    However, this is the only drawback I can find on the album, which does capture the atmosphere of a FoTN live show very well. The sound is very good, as are the visuals. The selection of tracks is pretty balanced, though it leaves you with a feeling of wanting more.
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