VOIVOD: Warriors of Ice: CD

Sep 26, 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever listened to Voivod before, but I’ve heard about them for years. That being said, I don’t think this album was made for me. As is the case with most live albums, my guess is that this is for the diehard fans. Voivod is a Quebecois act and the album was recorded live in Montreal in 2009, hence almost all of the banter in between songs is in French, even though the band sings in English. The fifteen songs on here clock in at about seventy-five minutes, so if you’re a fan you will be getting your money’s worth. However, I can’t say this did much for me—it’s what you’d expect from a metal band that never quite broke through, that has been around for almost thirty years, and aren’t Slayer.

 –kurt (Sonic Unyon Metal)