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Review: Tenebrae - Live At The Funky Munky
Live At The Funky Munky

Label: Independent
Year released: 2005
Duration: 22:41
Tracks: 4
Genre: Gothic Metal

Review online: August 14, 2005
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 2.33/5 (46.67%) (3 Votes)

After the live DVD, now is the live CD appetizer while awaiting Tenebrae's studio album. These four songs were recorded at the Funky Munky (in NYC, I believe.) Like the DVD, this is an amateur recording that sounds OK but makes it difficult to appreciate the music since there's always some instrument that doesn't quite make it to the listener's ears. Crowd noises are minimal - I assume that's because of the limited recording means rather than a lack of audience - so at least that doesn't interfere with the music, otherwise I get the feeling it would be difficult to get something out of this. :) Still, there's a lot of good stuff that's detectable here, such as some guitar parts that I can't wait to hear on the studio album, as well as some interesting vocal melodies (here again, the vocals are shared by the lead vocalist and the guitarist.) I'm still not sure about the growling passages though. But again, a listen to some actual studio recording will eventually clear all that up once and for all.

This is a release for fans, just like the DVD as far as I'm concerned, not good enough to actually be sold (I don't think that's their intention anyway.) The songs are available from their web site (or at least on MySpace at, so you can check them out for yourself. Stay tuned for an upcoming review of the studio album.

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