|CLAN OF XYMOX
DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM PANDAIMONIUM
RELEASE: OCTOBER 17, 2000 REVIEW: OCTOBER 16,
Dutch alternative band Clan of Xymox are very close to veteran status with over 15 active years in the music business, including the period when they released material under the name Xymox. Such long time in the business usually results in a best of or live album - and here it is.
The material on this double live album simply called "Live" includes more or less all their hit songs from their entire career. Some of their best songs included are "Stranger", "A Day, "Louise", "Back Door", "This World", "The Story Ends", "Jasmine & Rose" and my favourite on this album "Consolation". This is very good live with its fabulous guitar escapades in the end of the song. Truly great!
Things to complain about are that one of my absolute favourites is not included, namely "Medusa" but you can't get everything. Another thing is that the songs are very similar to the original versions, which partly can be because some of the electronic sounds are pre-recorded when they perform. I choose to think of "Live" as a combined best of compilation and an ordinary live album. Another reason for this way of thinking is that the song material are not focused on the latest, or any, particular album.
This is simply a best of album by one of the best bands ever, with the songs in slightly different versions.