BARREN CROSS - HOTTER THAN HELL! LIVE
FIRST PRESSING 1990 ORIGINAL US PRESSING ON MEDUSA RECORDS
WE DONT GET A LOT OF BRAND NEW O.G. CD's LIKE THIS!
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Nearing the end of relentlessly touring the Atomic Arena album, and having only two releases under the band’s belt, Barren Cross pulled into the International Ballroom in Pico Rivera, CA to record this game changing live release. For many, Barren Cross defined “heavy metal” and Hotter Than Hell! Live only confirmed that conviction. Studio albums are supposed to be produced, calculated, and pristine. Live albums are supposed to let the band breathe and let the musician’s talent and expertise shine though with no filters. That’s exactly what happens with Hotter Than Hell! And that is why the band comes across like a full-throttle freight train – louder and more theatrical with an elite vocal performance and exquisite shredding guitars creating a metallic landscape making any metal fan feel compelled to instantly shoot up the Dio metal horns. The album also give bassist, Jim LaVerde the chance to thump his bass into oblivion, wielding his axe to some very memorable moments. Also included are two songs not found on any other Barren Cross release – “Opus To The Third Heaven” which is an all-out band jam and might be their most artistic and creative venture ever. The second unreleased track is “King Jesus & Blues Jam” which is a bluesy metal romp with non-stop soloing and elite axemanship. What cannot be denied is the sheer quality of every song on this live album as it includes 14 of the most important metal anthems that impacted the lives of metal fans in the 1980’s.
Killers Of The Unborn
Close To The Edge
Opus To The Third Heaven (non-LP track)
King Of Kings
In The Eye Of The Fire
Rock For The King
Light The Flame