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KATORZ

Voivod

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.12 | 45 ratings

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arqwave
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 |

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