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VOIVOD

Voivod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.09 | 46 ratings

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riversdancing
3 stars After a short inactive period Voivod returned with original singer Snake and big fan Jason Newsted on the bass, who joined them after he had left Metallica. So this album can be considered as a comeback album. I had high hopes for the reunion album, but when I heard the songs, the hope vanished.

What I hear here is still Voivod, but this time the chaotic song structures and the typical dying world feeling disappeard, only a couple of songs contain such chords and ideas. ('Real Again?', 'The Multiverse', 'Strange and Ironic', 'Divine Sun'), in one word simplicity is the dominant factor. Catchy songs like the opening 'Gasmask Revival' (similar to 'Fix My Heart' which is the opening track for the '93 record) are lot of fun, but hardly traditional Voivod. Most of the songs are plain rock/metal, with only minor refereces to the past. It's simply not a characteristic Voivod album, that's the problem. Not bad, but it could have been done much better.

I suggest you buy their previous records, from"'Killing Technology" to "The Outer Limits", and enjoy some true unearthly magic.

6/10

riversdancing | 3/5 |

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