Documentary makers have to stop randomly asking fans in stadium parking lots what they think of the band they’re queuing up to see. No one cares about their poxy, everyday opinions, and it just reminds us all what a bunch of sheep we are. That bugbear aside, Alter Bridge’s triumphant live souvenir of a Wembley Arena show last year is a pretty impressive beast, giving you 14 audio tracks, 21 on the first DVD and a 54-minute documentary on the second.
As recent hype about Alter Bridge has it, the band split from their previous incarnation as the most pointless band on the planet – the nauseatingly pious Creed – to form a heavier outfit that focused on full-fat arena rock without sounding bland. To everyone’s amazement, this is exactly what Alter Bridge have done, releasing three albums of epic songs that, once heard, can’t be forgotten. Little wonder that this Wembley show has been touted as AB’s career peak so far and this package has been assembled to commemorate it: while it’s going too far to state that Alter Bridge are the future of rock, they’re certainly likely contenders.