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NOTHINGFACE

Voivod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.24 | 191 ratings

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cristianamarie
5 stars In the era of hair-rock-hit-glue-assembly fabrik (thanks, Poison & co), this is "the" LP of 1989. While Metallica tried (and mainly succeeded) to produce "... And Justice For All" but that was it, and Celtic Frost's Into the Pandemonium - althoug the most influential LP of 90's - almost vanished due their personal issues, VoiVod seems to find the succesful combination between MTV airplay (really amazing how MTV even aired so much Astronomy Domine :) ) and 1967 LP-era.

While the younger fans (anyway, I was 18 in 1989 myself, but perhaps 1989 in Romania was something else...) were possibly stunned by the passage from Ravenous Medicine to Pink Floyd covers and architectonic sound that characterizes the 89-94 VoiVod era, the Quebec guys managed to produce what is, without any doubt, a masterpiece.

Not very influential to other bands, perhaps - as neither Pink Floyd were at their time - but rather being a culmination of progressive rock of 1990. There are no singalongs here, no proto-thrash rage, but rather a perfect mix between the technical virtuosity (in completion of music, not for the sake of demonstration), evolution of band members as both musicians and universe creators, deeply troubled inner selves but all with a serenity specific to a mature group.

As a band, this is the VoiVod finest hour, but the musical peak was still to come on latter Angel Rat and The Outer Limits. This is a thing to listen, and listen again - it only gets better with age.

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