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Havoc in Quebec City
Havoc in Quebec City
Actor: Martyr
Director: Martyr
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     2hr 0min

Watch as Progressive death thrash pioneers MARTYR rip to shreds any previous notion of tightness right before your eyes on their first-ever live DVD, Havoc in Quebec City. These rarely-witnessed legends of the Montreal sce...  more »


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Actor: Martyr
Director: Martyr
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Galy Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: French

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Killer tech death metal with EXCELLENT production!
I. MUNOZ | Montreal, PQ, Canada | 08/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this thing right now! Martyr is a mix of death, thrash and prog metal which rocks big time on stage. You bet these guys know how to play! Actually, Daniel Mongrain (guitars & vocals) is a well-known shredder and a highly-rated session guitarist in the Quebecker musical scene. Equally, all the other guys in the band are first-class players; so rest assured this is a top-notch show which will offer a total shredfest and a high-octane neck-wreckage to the most demanding metalhead.

In addition, you might think the sound and the image on this DVD are not so good, being Martyr an "obscure" band from the "unknown" city of Trois Rivieres and signed to a "minor" label -- Galy Records, from Montreal. Ok... well... if you did, YOU ARE WRONG! The production of this DVD is actually way better than almost anything I've listened to in my life. In fact, many releases from well-known bands with huge budgets would pale in front of this little jewel, believe me. You'll get a bunch of songs (15 live songs, plus five other songs recorded with a lower budget), plus a documentary and other little goodies, all edited in a pristine way by absolutely amazing professionals. What else do you want?

And well, a special mention goes to the sound, which is mixed and mastered by the skillful engineer Pierre Remillard. The audio on this DVD is crystal clear and powerful. I can't stop listening to this: great musicianship + awesome attitude + great production = a great metal release that no one should overlook!

Sadly, not too many people know who these "Martyr" guys are. So men, if you like true metal and read this review, please do yourself a favor and purchase this DVD. You'll support a band of hard-working musicians, but I also guarantee you you'll be rewarded with almost two hours of rocking pleasure. In few words, this is one of the best live DVD's I've ever owned and I'd recommended it to any metal fan. Go for it with no fear. If you don't know Martyr, you are missing something really big!

So, five shiny, raw-but-perfectly-crafted stars. Rock on!"