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THE OUTER LIMITS

Voivod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.20 | 94 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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5 stars The case that the directionality of the music that should be shown for various musicians remarkably revolutionizes often happens. The announcement of the work will head for the top for of course one musician in the flow in the age attended with the revolution and the creation. Each shape repeats the direction and the diffusion of the creation in the field. However, it might be unusual that the band that has both a certain kind of purpose and the direction gradually establishes the route of one food for the revolution. However, the band that remarkably gradually revolutionizes the technology of the theme and the performance in addition to directionality will try the root of own music to this Voivod.

Element that various bands are used original methodology with a certain kind of fashion in field of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, rides on the stream, those items put purpose, theme, and message of splendor at state of saturation on work, and told. Or, the result of those elements' splendidly uniting when conversion into music is attempted by the technology of the performance and absorbing the culture is rare. However, they have succeeded in splendidly making all elements an embodiment by music. As for Thrash Metal that a certain kind of sensual part and an intellectual element join, this band is proving splendidly with this work.

In the history of their music, this album that hits totaling 7 work eyes surely receives one the top. An original intellect that can do the theme that clearly catches directionality that the lock faces and evolves from the past to present and the future only by them is created having it.

It was from time of "Nothingface" that had been announced in 1989 that Voivod gradually showed the glimpse. The route as Thrash Metal is revolutionized little by little, and Denis of Vocal is established the method of the expression to the song further and has succeeded in expanding the width of the sense of the band. How to make the sound of the album informs the listener of the fact into which it is refined further and Voivod began to change little by little. The fan might certainly have been puzzled to the music that they had been doing. They accomplished the revolution that was not able to be imagined from the initial performance performed with the overwhelming power. However, it is guessed to them it was surely certain. The element of SF that the root and they of the music that the member had had had been advocating as a hobby originally made the band exactly toward direction of Prog Rock.

"Angel Rat" announced in 1991 develops the element that they original further had and shows an intellectual lock. If the composition of "Angel Rat" is considered, the revolutions of men who are hiding themselves in the flow of a straight lock might have a very much or a loose part. However, all might be groping and be the revolutions to reach "The Outer Limits". They are done a silence through necessity about the problem of the contract the office and the distribution belonging ahead for the tour at this time. They will put power in making this album in such a flow.

Composition of complex rhythm according to a certain kind of theme in addition to element of for one thing straight lock of their charms and it. And, their roots are united. Or, it might be in the point (giving a code of the discord that guitar player's Denis weaves indeed sensual, intellectual impression to the listener and no stay in a simple lock). The element that all anyway senses, hobbies, the cultures, and the purposes gather in one is included in this album.

Indeed a lot of elements of SF are included in this album. "Jack Luminous" of the masterpiece that exceeds 17 minutes will be able to be satisfied enough of the space element by dividing into the part of six. It might be understood that they were influenced from Pink Floyd and VDGG if it listens to this tune. Wanting to do the transmitted allegory to the radical "Le Pont Noir" ..splendid, beautiful tune.. has finished in Quebec from of old. Wanting to do "The Lost Machine" is a tune in the radical for the element of SF to twine round the problem of ozone as for the dream that drum player's Michel had. Riff has the overwhelming might and the element of senses. The development of a complex rhythm has been exactly digested in them.

It is guessed that the fact that always pulls the item of the lock by Voivod from the age of Thrash Metal and accomplishes the technology and the revolution like this in various bands is an intellectual lock that throws the methodology from the angle besides Dream Theater on the listener.

Kazuhiro | 5/5 |

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