Voivod - Warriors Of Ice
Recorded live in Montreal in 2009 during, oddly, the Canadian legend's first headlining show in that city in a decade, VOIVOD's "Warriors of Ice" is a generous, fifteen song live set that covers most of their illustrious career as one of metal's (often-unheralded) more original bands.
Selections from their more famous records like "War And Pain" are here, as are expected classics like "VOIVOD," "Brain Scan," "Nothingface" and "Nuclear War." The band is known for progressive songs that do not sacrifice the crunch, and the live versions of such tracks as "The Unknown Knows" and "The Prow" prove that in spades. New guitarist Daniel Mongrain joins original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger and the rhythm section of Michel "Away" Langevin on drums and bassist Jean Yves "Blacky" Theriault in clearly having a blast running through a career-spanning setlist that is heavy, cathartic and celebratory. In that spirit, they even have a good go at the Pink Floyd classic "Astronomy Domine."
"Warriors of Ice" shows VOIVOD to be in top form almost thirty years into a memorable career. This is as much a love note for fans as it is an example of a veteran band still capable of bringing it with style and power.
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