(8/10) Unbelievable. Mob Rules is already around since 20 years. Time is flying if you fun. It was in 1994 when the band was founded by vocalist Klaus Dirks and six-stringer Matthias Mineur. It took five years for the band to release their debut called "Savage land". In the meantime they added another six albums to their discography.

Now, as mentioned, Mob Rules looks back on a twenty years history which needs to be celebrated. One activity is the triple CD "Timekeeper" that reflects on the achievements of the band in all these years.

CD No.1 can be seen as a 'Best of...'  that reflects on the musical highlight of the band in 20 years.

It gets more interesting with CD 2. Mob Rules performs songs together with guests & friends like Udo Dirkschneider, Bernhard Weiss from Axxis,.... All of the tunes have been new recorded, new remasterd, including the UFO "Lights out" cover version and a new track called "Broken".

The DVD comes with a live recording from the Mob Rules US show plus the official videos from Mob Rules and some bootleg recording. I think you can't get more from a band.

"Timekeeper - 20th anniversary box" is a great collection to celeberate the big event. It is something for each fan of the band as well as for people who haven't heard about the band in the last 20 years. Happy birthday.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

CD1:

MOB RULES TIMEKEEPER – THE BEST

1.Temple Fanfare
2.Pilot of Earth
3.Black Rain
4.Cannibal Nation
5.Astral Hand
6.Close My Eyes
7.Dead Man`s Face
8.Among The Gods
9.In The Land Of Wind Rain
10.Hollowed Be Thy Name
11.Last Farewell
12.Ice And Fire
13.Lord Of Madness (Live)
14.With Sparrows
15.Rain Song (Live)

 
CD2
MOB RULES TIMEKEEPER – FRIENDS
1.Insurgeria (new recorded, w/ Udo Dirkschneider & Marco Wriedt)
2.Celebration Day (new recorded, w/ Bernhard Weiß)
3.Lights Out (new recorded, w/ Peter Knorn)
4.End Of All Days (new recorded, w/ Amanda Somerville & Corvin Bahn)
5.Broken (new Track)
6.All Above The Atmosphere (new recorded, w/ Herbie Langhans & Herman Frank)
7.Coast To Coast (new recorded, w/ Michael Ehré, Stephan Lill & Chity Somapala)
8.How The Gypsy Was Born (remastered, w/ Peavy Wagner)
9.Run With The Wolf (new recorded, w/ Sascha Paeth)
10.My Kingdom Come (new Track, Orchestral Version, w/ Corvin Bahn)

 
SINGLE
1.My Kingdom Come
2.Meet You In Heaven (Live at Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaven, 2005, prev. unreleased)

 

DVD
MOB RULES OVER AMERICA
1.Children Of The Flames
2.Trial By Fire
3.Astral Hand
4.Unholy War
5.Ashes To Ashes
6.Fuel To The Fire
7.Veil Of Death
8.Last Farewell
9.In The Land Of Wind And Rain
10.Black Rain
11.Hollowed Be Thy Name

 
The Official Videos:

  1. Lost
  2. Ice and Fire
  3. Astral Hand
  4. Last farewell
  5. Black Rain

 
Bonus:
 - The Roadmob Bootlegs:
1.)   Telebox Fool - Live @ Rockfabrik Nuremberg (2013)
2.)   Ethnolution Tour „The Scandinavian Chapter“ (2007)
3.)   The Magic Circle Files (2007)
4.)   The Glance Of Fame (unofficial Clip)
5.)   Drumrecording

 

Label: SPV

Genre: Heavy Metal

 

 

CD review MOB RULES "Timekeeper - 20th anniversary box"
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