Various - Carnival Of Chaos

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Sanctuary Records Group
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 141:07:00

Compilation albums - money-making excuses or an introduction of bands to those with less disposable income than others? Or both?

This double-live compilation album features some very well known artists that have released live albums over the years on the Sanctuary Records label and all of their subsidiaries (Noise, Castle, Metal-Is). The artists that appear on here are: Iron Savior, Corrosion of Conformity, Running Wild, Kamelot, Stratovarius, (Rob) Halford, Helloween, Bruce Dickinson, and Motorhead[; all artists] who have, in their chequered pasts, released full-length live albums, and this double CD consists of between two and four tracks from those live albums.

So, there are no new recordings here. So if you have a majority of the full albums then STAY AWAY from Carnival Of Chaos. If, though, you haven't purchased any live albums from these artists or don't generally purchase live albums on principle - then try this out because it is a good purchase at the right price.

Well worth it if you don't own the songs (or the albums they came from) already.

[This review originally appeared December 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Iron Savior (Iron Savior) (4:38) / Riding On Fire (Iron Savior) (5:16) / Albatross (Corrosion of Conformity) (6:14) / Vote With A Bullet (Corrosion of Conformity) (2:58) / Raise Your Fist (Running Wild) (5:28) / Under Jolly Roger (Running Wild) (4:14) / Prisoner Of Our Time (Running Wild) (5:32) / Until Kingdom Come (Kamelot) (4:09) / Expedition (Kamelot) (5:32) / Nights Of Arabia (Kamelot) (5:31) / The Kiss Of Judas (Stratovarius) (5:49) / Father Time (Stratovarius) (5:01) / Paradise (Stratovarius) (4:47) / Legions (Stratovarius) (5:59) / Resurrection (Halford) (4:04) / Beyond The Realms Of Death (Halford) (6:49) / Metal Gods (Halford) (4:46) / Breaking The Law (Halford) (2:24) / Power (Helloween) (6:16) / Eagle Fly Free (Helloween) (5:25) / Dr.Stein (Helloween) (4:37) / Accident Of Birth (Bruce Dickinson) (4:17) / The Chemical Wedding (Bruce Dickinson) (4:32) / The Tower (Bruce Dickinson) (6:35) / Road To Hell (Bruce Dickinson) (4:11) / Ace Of Spades (Motorhead) (2:54) / Overkill (Motorhead) (4:36) / Bomber (Motorhead) (3:25) / Motorhead (Motorhead) (4:37)



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