Whether the Great Kat is the new Beethoven, there is definitely a strange genius at work in this metal masterpiece. This Juilliard-trained violinist puts her intensely fast fingers to new use playing some of the fastest shredding you’re ever going to hear on both electric guitar and violin.

The DVD offers both original songs and metal versions of favorite standards by Beethoven, Bach and Paganini, plus her amazing version of “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

As this is a DVD of metal videos, it goes without saying that some classical music aficionados will be offended by this before they even see the blood or torture-inspired videos. The material does get quite offensive, but if you’re easily shocked, metal probably isn’t your forte. Whether it is a good or bad thing, the DVD will be over before you really even have time to figure out what you think of it.

Grade: B+

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