Review: Billy Talent – Hits (Deluxe Edition) (Warner Music Canada)

Billy TalentOne of the most popular bands to emerge from Canada over the last 10 years, the first decade of Billy Talent has been summed up rather nicely on the simply titled Hits. New tracks “Kingdom of Zod” and the poignant “Chasing The Sun” sit seamlessly alongside certified hits like “Try Honesty,” “River Below,” “Devil In A Midnight Mass” and “Surprise Surprise.” If you’re able to spring for the deluxe edition of the compilation, the accompanying DVD is rather impressive and serves as an almost essential complement to the Billy Talent Hits story. Filmed before energetic audiences in Montreal and Toronto, the DVD shows that the concert stage is where Billy Talent truly shines.