DORO // ‘TRIUMPH AND AGONY – LIVE’ // ALBUM REVIEW
The undisputed queen of metal, Doro Pesch celebrates the 35th anniversary of `Triumph And Agony’, the album which brought her mass exposure as part of Warlock, with the release of a live album containing all the classic tracks, albeit in different running order, recorded at the Sweden Rock festival in 2017.
This fifty-minute set sees Doro and her band, which includes Tommy Bolan from the original line-up, at their blistering best. Doro’s enthusiasm for her music comes across well and feeds the excitement within the crowd.
`Touch Of Evil’ kicks off this set of high-octane pure metal goodness. The fist punching anthems of `East Meets West’ and `Cold, Cold World’ get broken up by the softer, but still intense ballads like ‘Für Immer’ delivered in Doro’s own inimitable way replete with some choral audience participation.
The fantastic `Make Time For Love’, like many tracks here exude more power than on the album versions. Here the guitar work is simply out of this world. Fan favourites `Three Minute Warning’ and `I Rule The Ruins’ are also here of course. The equally brilliant `Metal Tango’ closes the show ahead of a huge rendition of the singalong headbanger, `All We Are’ where both band and audience are clearly on cloud nine at the end of this beautifully presented and historic gig.
Doro has always surrounded herself with world-class musicians and this live show was no exception. No wonder there is such a killer atmosphere and big sound present on this recording. This is essential listening for any metal fan and shows that the genre is by no means a male-dominated arena as Doro kicks some serious ass!
“Warlock – Triumph and Agony Live” is out September 24th via Rare Diamonds