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Voivod - The Outer Limits CD (album) cover




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4.16 | 162 ratings

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5 stars Another masterpiece of melodic prog rock/ Metal from Voivod. After the rather dissapointing Angel Rat Voivod was back in great form. Blacky had left the band and itīs very obvious if you listen to the album. The bas on the album is not as prominant as it had been on previous albums ( played by a session musician on this album)

The album cover and sleeve art is worth mentioning as Away really made some nice drawings for "The Outer Limits". I really love the picture in the sleeve showing what I think is Jack Luminous. He looks ever so wicked, just brilliant.

The strange rythms from the earlier albums are not present on this album, and rytmhmically it sounds closer to Angel Rat. But the production makes this album sound so grand compared to the more "closed" production on Angel Rat. "The Outer Limits" sounds like it is recorded in space. The production is crystal clear and you can hear everything that is happening. Some people find it to be sterile, but that is how I like it.

There are many great songs on the album but the cover of Pink Floydīs "The Nile Song" and "Jack Luminous" are worth mentioning. the first for being a really great version of this classic song and the latter for being a 17+ minute epic that really justify Voivodīs place in the Prog Archives. Jack Luminous has many sections and some really cool sci-fi lyrics, and itīs the only epic Voivod has ever made.

A highly recomendable album, mostly for prog heads and not metal heads. This one is just too soft for you boys.

UMUR | 5/5 |


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