Machine Head: Robert Flynn (vocals, guitar); Adam Duce (bass); Dave McClan (drums).
Additional personnel: Ahrue Luster, Phil Demmel (guitar).
Recorded live at Brixton Academy, London, England on December 8, 2001. Includes liner notes by Charles Marsh.
Personnel: Robert Flynn (vocals, guitar); Phil Demmel, Ahrue Luster (guitar); Dave McClain (drums).
Audio Mixer: Colin Richardson.
Recording information: Brixton Academy, London, England (12/08/2001/07/07/2002); With Full Force Festival, Leipzig, Germany (12/08/2001/07/07/2002).
As live albums go, Hellalive is solid: a nice cross section of songs from Machine Head's four albums, a dense, guitar-centric mix (courtesy of famed metal producer Colin Richardson), and tight, energetic performances. This live set, recorded primarily at London's Brixton Academy in 2001, is adequately muscular, Robb Flynn unleashing his demons on venom-spewers "Take My Scars," "Ten Ton Hammer," and "The Blood, the Sweat, the Tears," with Dave McClain's thunder drums providing an unshakable foundation for the band's post-thrash power-groove riffs. ~ John Serba