Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Voivod - Katorz CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.10 | 62 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars A very raw album, good, but to "straight-forward" into metal and "simple" to this line-up. Knowing the facts that this is a postumous album, and is recorded with material from the deceased guitar hero you might find out that is more like a tribute (and i think that in the liner notes they say so) than a proper record. Let's face that Denis D'Amour or PIGGY for fans and friends was a very underrated guitarrist, then having this sort of proper launch into eternal life is worth the hearing, however, don't expect a classic sound. Now, the songs are very tight indeed, following a natural and organic path, i think there's the magic of this album, from THE GETAWAY, a very nice opener with a lot of energy, diving into DOGNATION and MR. CLEAN, taking notice of very strong political content, from here, the songs and passages (ambient interludes from studio outtakes) goes in a very known form, but still, very raw. The peak point is (at least for me) NO ANGEL, which leds to the great THE X-STREAM, and a great and touching finale with POLAROIDS. Another thing to point is the ever great and psychodelic artwork that is a trademark of the band, a delicacy. So, why 3 stars? beacuse is not a classic, is the proper farewell to a friend and legend, but eventually it will only mark a stage and not an anchor point in the band history like the previous album. peace
arqwave | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this VOIVOD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives