Lye Live at The Opera House DVD

Lye Live at The Opera House DVD Review

By: Trevor Mills    


In today’s day and age of technology you would think more independent bands would be getting into live DVD’s  However, this is not the case.  Lye on the other hand was able to call in favours from every friend and fan throughout the entertainment industry to bring out Lye: Live At The Opera house, a concert DVD chronicling their performance from July 8 2006 at the Opera House. 


            The double disc set features both the live DVD as well as a CD of the performance.  At first I was thrown off by the CD portion, it almost seemed redundant to me, but I was glad they released after I decided to rip all the tracks to my iPod.  Audio wise, the sound is on par with major label live recordings and seems to perfectly encapsulate the essence of the bands live show.


            Surprising, for an indie release, the DVD is chock full of features and extras.  Interviews and a music video for their first single "Kiss Me" make the DVD that much more exciting for any Lye fan.


 The concert portion really puts you front row for the show.  You can feel the sweat, intensity and mayhem that is a Lye show emitting from your television.  By the time you reach the track "Antipathy" you feel as if you’ve been visually and audibly assaulted. 


At just over 40 minutes, Lye: Live at The Opera House really is a great piece of eye candy for any fan of Lye or for those who have yet to discover this promising Toronto band.


-Live: Live at The Opera house is available throughout Canada at HMV or online at most major retailers.