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Voivod - Dimension Hatross CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.25 | 197 ratings

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4 stars This is a story of the one little blonde named Dumbo who lived in her world that was plactic-fantastic. Just kidding. It's not about her. It's about well known to Voivod's fans creature. This time this ugly guy plays really bad with particle accelerator in which protons and anti-protons collide into each other. So he creates micro-galaxy and is sucked in this newly made world. Album starts with song called Experiment and it's not really the piece I enjoy much. Of course Piggy (Denis D'amour) is great but this idea isn't satisfying enough. Tribal Convictions is the first killer song on this album. It's about primitive tribal society that worhips comer from another world as he was kind of god. Denis Belanger doesn't yell on this record like he used to do on previous releases. His voice is clearer and more psychedelic. Chaosmongers and Technocratic Manipulators are probably my favorite songs on this album. The first one is crazy prog metal piece with very interesting riffs that reminds me a bit Van Der Graaf Generator style. But there it was played on hammond organ and saxophone here it's just guitar. Technocratic Manipulators has punky groove in the end and it's something similar to Dead Kennedys of their Frankenchrist release (Voivod thank Dead Kennedys in Dimension Hatross CD booklet). Macrosolutions To Megaproblems is a very good song also flavoured by Dead Kennedys style but this time all is more complex. I really enjoy that kind of music. It's not a kind of musical hamburger. It's something you can taste like the best wine. Part of Brain Scan with vibrato added is something used for the first time on Voivod's album and will appear from time to time on later band's releases. Psychic Vacuum is another hard core metal song this time band decided to put it short. I'm about to laugh when I see this primitive- graphics video made probably on some C64 computer but it was 1988 and technology wasn't in such advanced stadium as now. Cosmic Drama ends that story with Voivod's coming back from another dimension and destroying galaxy he created. This concept album is truly excellent but I'm not giving it 5 stars only because Nothingface is much better than this one. Anyway enjoy the trip. Solid 4.
LSDisease | 4/5 |


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