With all the variables involved in their recording, it seems self-explanatory why a good – to say nothing of great – live album is a rare thing. With Live at Red Rocks, Disturbed get as many things wrong as they get right; the Introduction – essentially 83 seconds of crowd noise – is far too long for what it is, and the first track proper, Ten Thousand Fists, is hollow sounding – something for which the band and engineers share equal blame. As is expected from a live performance, it takes the band a little while to warm-up on stage, but by the time they get three or four songs in with The Vengeful One and Prayer, Disturbed are about as good as they are going to get.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 9th December 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.