Haken – L-1ve (InsideOut Music, 2018)
Prog metal powerhouse Haken has released its first live recording in astronomical fashion, as a quadruple set with 2 audio discs and 2 DVDs recorded in Amsterdam. Even though we prefer straight ahead progressive rock, Haken is one of the prog metal metals that has wider appeal. Their mix of complex rhythms and arrangements, fine vocals, and enough highly skilled progressive rock musicianship make them a decidedly attractive act to follow.
Nevertheless, they are still a heavy metal band with the clichéd brutal riffs and occasional growling that metal fans love.
The 2CD & 2DVD digipak edition includes a 5.1 mix of the main show and the bonus tracks.