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Voivod - RRROOOAAARRR!!! CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.63 | 107 ratings

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2 stars When you really love someone, you even love its flaws. Yes, it's quite hard to stand by this declaration: unconditionnal love may appear as romantic, but also as illogical or neurotic.

So, when acquiring Voivod's Rooooaaaaaaarrrrr (did I miss one r?), I knew I had to expect a music more brutal than Nothingface or Dimension Hatröss. But, after all, I'm also in Napalm Death or Carcass. So, I had nothing to fear, had I? Nothing to fear, except a poor sound quality (drums too loud, anaemic guitars, buried bass), bad vocal parts (you can sing brutal AND in the tune!), embarrasing lyrics (Fuck Off and Die, really? Is it Voivod or WASP???) and a monolithic song-writing: the drums are always sped-up (boom-boom-boom-boom and on and on and on and...), the few interesting riffs (as on Ripping Headaches) are lost in this sea of HORROR! DEATH! KILLER! MORE DEATH! Usually, I can't go further than Fuck Off and Die, which is... the second track. Yes, the second track. Which I don't even listen to the end. I love Voivod. But I can't love some of its flaws. And Rrröööaaarrr is a flaw.

One last word: in 1986, Metallica released Master of Puppets; Megadeth, Peace Sells...; Slayer, Reign In Blood. Hard to compete.

CPicard | 2/5 |


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