There are few things in life that are as enjoyable as a live concert. After all, this is the artist at their most raw, and their most real. Away from the assistance of the recording studio there is much room for error, and it can be the defining factor between a good band and a great one.
As complex as heavy music can be, there are certain acts out there that have proven their worth over the years, and make even the most difficult song seem like child's play. Whether this ability comes from years of practice, or from natural talent, it's always a joy to see a great band owning the stage.
There are so many contributing elements when it comes to the creation of a top-class live act, they have to have a perfect mix of musical talent, charisma, and stage presence, but they must also carry some great songs and sport a good look to top it all off.
Some acts out there will never reach these targets, but a certain few have managed to crack the code, and master the formula for the perfect live act...