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4.05 | 172 ratings

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4 stars Paranoid progressive thrash.

VOIVOD are a very unique band who have a very distinctive sound like no other and on Killing Technology we see the refinement and extrapolation of this sound with outstanding results. The music of VOIVOD would be best described as angular although that term has been misused and abused in recent years it perfectly describes the sound of the band with the amazing syncopated drums of Michel Langevin, the beefy bass work of Jean-Yves Theriault, the schizophrenic screams of Denis 'Snake' Belanger and the trademark atonal chord riffing of Denis 'Piggy' d'Amour all weave their wires together to create a malevolent android of sound.

"We are connected..." so the album begins with the stellar title track 'Killing Technology' with a furious technical pace and some great riffs. 'Forgotten in space' is another highlight with a more mysterious feel and a neck-breaking tempo change featuring the best solo on the album and on that note Piggy's solos are great they mix many different influences, from his own dissonant style to neo-classical tapping to heavy blues licks while always retaining his warped sense of melody. The grim 'Order of the Blackguards' is another great song, probably one of the darkest on the album.

Killing Technology is a fantastic album, being a thrash fan I can't give it any less than 5 stars, it's one of the most crazy and original thrash albums ever made and keep in mind it was released relative early on the thrash timeline, not everyone will appreciate this, it's very hard to digest and come to terms with and understand and I know I barely do but it's very rewarding once things start making sense, recommended to fans of technical and progressive thrash, fans of bands like CORONER, WATCHTOWER and MEKONG DELTA will enjoy this one immensely.

FruMp | 4/5 |


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