Voivod-The Wake

Voivod is just Voivod.  They are one of those bands that has truly invented their own little personal genre.  Not exactly thrash, not exactly punk, not exactly prog, not exactly space rock, not exactly NWOBHM (by way of Canada).  It’s a blender of all of the above set to puree.  The resultant gloppy mixture coming out is just Voivod.  It’s a taste you either dig or you don’t.

The latest album sees our Canadian heroes pounding out an album full of sci-fi meanderings and apocalyptic conspiracies as they are wont to do.  The music overall is frenetic and has that weird hollow sort of recording that is found on many Voivod albums.  In a way, it is kind of hard to fully describe a Voivod album if you aren’t already familiar with Voivod’s sound.  I go back to the beginning:  Voivod is Voivod.  And this is good Voivod.  Go check it out.

4 flip flops out of 5

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