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KILLING TECHNOLOGY

Voivod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.03 | 148 ratings

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LSDisease
4 stars I remember in one interview Piggy said it's the first serious Voivod album. I don't know if I can consider two previous releases as not-serious albums but definitelly this one is the first progressive release from the band. The first track from this redord I've heard was Tornado. I recored that on tape somewhere in the middle-ages and the music was a bit too strange for me then. It wasn't typical thrash metal effort. Riffs seemed very psychedelic and vocals too punky. But what the hell. I listened to that over and over again to catch that vibe and I became a slave to that music. I bought first Noise pressing of this CD and played very loud at home. Song Killing Technology didn't kill me. Overreaction as well (but later I became huge fan of that song). Tornado was the first killer track on this album to me back then. Too Scared To Scream is one of the wierdest tune ever recorded. I didn't get that song when i first listened to that album and later I found out it wasn't put on original vinyl pressing. Forgotten In Space I enjoyed from the first time especially that avant-grade guitar solo which proves Denis D'amour (Piggy) was one of the most tallented guitarists ever. Ravenous Medicine promoted the album. Have you seen that funny, bizarre video to that song? No? So go and find it cos it's sooo funny. The song itself is pretty cool with catchy (as for that kind of music) riff. Same goes to Order Of The Blackguard. It's fast and damn good. Drumming reminds me a bit Motorhead and it's not very experimental piece (although still quite complex). This Is Not An Exercise proves Voivod were kings of experimental prog metal at the time. There are couple of different techniques (yes!) presented in track when tempo changes. True guitar masterpiece. The last song on CD is Cockroaches (same as Too Scared to Scream it was added for CD version of this release) and it's not something brilliant. It's short almost punk song but with more complex riffs. The final note for this album ain't easy thing to do. But thinking on that I'll say something about lyrics. Overreaction is a song about China Syndrome and was inspired by Chernobyl explosion in April Of 1986. It describes nuclear destructive powers and other pleasant things;). Tornado is song about deadly storms and hurricanes. Not very optimistic. Forgotten In Space is about human beings forced to leave earth after nucelar explosions (all systems go, blow the reactors but where do we go we don't know). And there of course group of cynical leaders try to take control over others (it's criticism pointed at politicians). They sentence guy to prison with no gravity and throw him out to space. He becomes Forgotten In Space character. Creepy. Ravenous Medicine is about cruel medical experiments and the video shows Voivod were pro animal-rights guys. Order Of The Blackguard describes cycnical politicians obsessed with religion and burning books in the streets. Fun. And seems I have a note for this album. It deserves a strong 4. Of course YOU MUST hear it.
LSDisease | 4/5 |

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