Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

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Re: Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:08 am

The second single "Halloween (Madrid)", from the DVD/BLU-RAY was released today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAVeG4KS0JM

The audio quality is great, Kiske sounds amazing (besides 2 small details), but as I feared the video editing is very bad. You get these fast scene changes that tire your eyes and most times you don't see the vocalists in close-ups when they sing their parts, not even during the choruses. Then you get some very dark shots of the crowd at strange instances...I wonder how the band and management decided to release the DVD edited like that?

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Re: Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

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Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 am

The third single "Forever And One (São Paulo)", from the DVD/BLU-RAY was released today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5ceqdP9Hbk

It is beautiful but they have lowered the volume of Kiske's voice during the chorus.

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Re: Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

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Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:38 am

The fourth and last single "Future World (Madrid)", from the DVD/BLU-RAY was released:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrStNhwvQHU

I have finally listened to the Audio version of the Live album. Generally I can say that it is amazing and one of the best live albums I have ever listened to! As far as details are concerned, in How Many Tears they didn't re-record Kiske's "will be dead" ending part and he sounds raspy and strained, the bass solo in Eagle Fly Free is very low in the mix and unfortunately I hate Derise's performances in I Want Out (which he totally ruins), Keeper and some parts of Halloween. Finally on March Of Time the symbals are distorted and loud, but probably this is the reason it became a bonus track.

Has anyone watched the DVD/Blu-Ray yet?

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Re: Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:57 am

I found many reviews for the new Live Album & DVD (some sites review one release and others both) and will start posting them here:

English:

https://planetmosh.com/helloween-united-alive/ (5/5)
http://bravewords.com/reviews/helloween ... -in-madrid (8.5/10)
https://www.hysteriamag.com/helloween-u ... ve-madrid/ (8/10)
https://stargazed.net/reviews/helloween ... in-madrid/ (8/10)
https://kingcrimsonprog.wordpress.com/2 ... /?wref=pil

German:

https://time-for-metal.eu/helloween-uni ... in-madrid/ (10/10)
http://powermetal.de/review/review-Hell ... 35887.html (10/10)
https://www.ffm-rock.de/reviews-intervi ... -2-cd.html (10/10)
https://darkstars.de/review/helloween-u ... ve-dvd-cd/ (9/10)
https://silence-magazin.de/helloween-un ... -in-madrid (9/10)
https://www.burnyourears.de/reviews/dvd ... -3dvd.html DVD (9/10)
https://www.handwritten-mag.de/hellowee ... 4-10-2019/ (4.3/5)
https://www.stormbringer-metal.de/revie ... alive.html (4/5)
http://www.zephyrs-odem.de/cd-s/detail/ ... ZnWHVUzbct (8.7/10)
https://www.burnyourears.de/reviews/alb ... d-3cd.html CD (8/10)
https://www.hogn.de/2019/09/12/2-kultur ... ten/126540
https://www.metal.de/reviews/helloween- ... ve-390753/
https://whiskey-soda.de/united-alive/101913/
https://www.hooked-on-music.de/review/h ... drid/13849
https://www.allschools.de/recordReview/ ... 9933573865
http://totentanz-magazin.de/index.php/m ... ited-alive
http://www.earshot.at/

Spanish:

https://www.elportaldelmetal.com/critic ... ive-madrid (5/5)
https://anfetaminarock.blogspot.com/201 ... ve-in.html (5/5)
https://www.rafabasa.com/2019/09/16/cri ... ted-alive/ (9.5/10)
https://mariskalrock.com/criticas/criti ... ted-alive/ (9/10)
https://www.themetalcircus.com/discos/c ... ted-alive/ (9/10)

Italian:

https://metalitalia.com/dvd/helloween-united-alive/ (9/10)
http://www.metalhead.it/?p=172843 (9/10)
http://www.spaziorock.it/recensione.php ... Alive_2019 (8.5/10)
http://www.metallized.it/recensione.php?id=16362 (8.3/10)
https://www.metal.it/album.aspx/36605/2 ... in-madrid/ (7.5/10)
http://www.metallus.it/recensioni/hello ... in-madrid/

Norwegian:

http://norwayrock.net/helloween-united-alive-in-madrid/ (5/5)

French:

http://rockmeeting.com/chroniques/metal ... ited-alive (4.5/5)
https://www.unitedrocknations.com/chron ... oween-3075 (4.5/5)

Dutch:

https://arrowlordsofmetal.nl/helloween-united-alive/ (8.5/10)
http://www.metalfan.nl/reviews.php?id=11151

Greek:

https://metal-view.blogspot.com/2019/10 ... -live.html (8/10)
https://www.rocking.gr/reviews/album/He ... Alive/8615
https://www.rockhard.gr/%CF%80%CE%B1%CF ... lear-blast

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Re: Reviews - UNITED ALIVE - Live CD/DVD (2019)

Post: # 136Post antere
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:58 pm

More new Reviews:

English:

http://battlehelm.com/reviews/helloween ... in-madrid/ (5/5)
https://www.seaoftranquility.org/review ... t&id=22137 (5/5)
http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalo ... united.htm (10/10)
http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=34416 (4.7/5)
http://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/20 ... deous.html (8/10)
https://www.metal-revolution.com/review ... -in-madrid (6.5/10)
https://musicinterviewmagazine.com/2019 ... nion-tour/
https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/hellowe ... ear-blast/
https://metalinvader.net/helloween-united-alive/
https://therazorsedge.rocks/2019-10-alb ... in-madrid/
http://www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.ph ... w_id=15302
https://www.rockpages.gr/en/reviews/cd- ... ed-alive-2


German:

https://www.hellfire-magazin.de/hellowe ... in-madrid/ (10/10)
https://www.wildwechsel.de/helloween-un ... ear-blast/ (5/5)
http://www.er-em-online.de/index.php/re ... -in-madrid (7/7)
https://www.twilight-magazin.de/reviews ... eview.html
https://www.stadtansichten-nordhausen.d ... -live-dvd/
http://www.metalfactory.ch/reviews/musi ... er2019.htm
https://vampster.com/cd-reviews/hellowe ... in-madrid/
https://metal-heads.de/reviews/hellowee ... in-madrid/
http://www.darkscene.at/review/8316/hel ... ted-alive/
http://www.schweres-metall.de/tests/tes ... n_uaim.htm
https://www.freizeit-tirol.at/reviews/d ... ited-live/

Spanish:

https://www.metalsymphony.com/helloween ... ear-blast/ (10/10)
https://metalcry.com/discos/helloween-u ... in-madrid/ (9.5/10)
https://metalkorner.com/entrada/2019/10 ... -calabazas
https://www.rockaxis.com/rock/bluray/22 ... helloween/
http://redhardnheavy.com/review-nuevo-d ... en-madrid/

Norwegian:

https://powermetal.no/anmeldelse-hellow ... in-madrid/ (9.5/10)

French:

http://metal.nightfall.fr/index_13904_h ... alive.html DVD (5/5)
http://metal.nightfall.fr/index_13901_h ... adrid.html CD (5/5)
https://www.lagrosseradio.com/metal/web ... adrid.html (9/10)
https://www.pavillon666.fr/webzine/chro ... oupe=11541 (9/10)
http://rockmeeting.com/chroniques/metal ... ited-alive (4.5/5)
http://www.auxportesdumetal.com/reviews ... adrid.html (17/20)
https://hardrock80fr.wordpress.com/2019 ... drid-2019/

Dutch:

https://rockmuzine.nl/2019/10/24/hellow ... in-madrid/ (9/10)

Italian:

https://www.heavymetalwebzine.it/2019/1 ... drid-2019/ (8.5/10)

Finnish:

https://www.impe.fi/reviews/1/20392 (7/10)

Portuguese:

http://www.collectorsroom.com.br/2019/1 ... adrid.html

Greek:

http://www.rockway.gr/nees-kyklofories/ ... -in-madrid
https://www.metalzone.gr/reviews/%CE%BF ... E%BC%CE%B5

My Earbook of United Alive finally arrived and I would like to state that it is a beautiful release. I also finally managed to watch the entire thing and I can state that it is amazing. The only problem I have (as I feared from the first video singles) is the video editing on some songs were you don't see Kiske screaming during Keeper for example. Generally there are several instances where the video should show the singers but it shows the crowd. The drums are also not seen very often and it is a pity as Dani gives an amazing performance and the same goes for some guitar solos.The other thing is that the Madrid footage is dark, especially when it shows the crowd and you don't realize how big the venue actually was. The Sao Paulo video footage has the best lighting and also the crowd there is great. The extras are very good especially March Of Time, which should have been included in the main concert footage and the Interview is also great (altough mostly in German).

This is a historical release for both Helloween and Kiske and the proof is that it has already entered several chart positions.

By the way, it feels great posting and being all alone in the forum :cry: ;)

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