Monday, 15 September 2014

Voivod - Quadruple Post

'Quadruple Post'
Voivod
1984-1988

Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Thrash Metal, Crossover Thrash
For Fans Of: Vektor, Coroner, Venom, Destruction, Helloween, Droid


I've been on kind of a big Canadian thrash metal kick lately, as demonstrated by my love of all things Hard & Heavy Records- posting Droid, Wesley Crusher, etc. So I figured why not post the early works of the quintessential Canadian thrash metal band; Voivod. They're pretty popular, granted- but if you've never listened to them and you like thrash metal then you are in for quite the treat. Voivod came (and still comes seeing as they're still active) from Jonquière, Quebec and are some strange and disorientating but awesome as hell thrash- their infamous lead guitarist Denis D'Amour aka "Piggy" always managed to keep things interesting due to the strange, not-quite-there sound he managed to kick out, which is took me a while to realize it was intentional and was meant to throw you off guard. Piggy, coupled with the great, francophone accent-steeped vocals of the other Denis (Denis Bélanger) made for an all-around killer and unique thrash metal band. They started out on War and Pain and then RRRÖÖÖAAARRR as purely thrash, but moved over to include some progressive and crossover elements beginning in Killing Technology, which would also mark the beginning of their clear flair for science fiction which must've been a clear influence on Droid and other Canadian thrash metal greats. This move towards progressive thrash and conceptualism wasn't their first ever attempt at it; War and Pain for example is a bit of a conceptual album if you listen closely because it tells the stories and sings the fame of an inter-dimensional alien warlord named Voivod- as pictured on the cover of the album, so evidently they've always been lovers of sci-fi, but just embraced it in a new way beginning with Killing Technology. Anyways, if you're looking for a strange, and somewhat offputting spin on the traditional sounds of thrash, then I recommend any one of Voivod's albums  below.



1984 - War and Pain
1986 - RRRÖÖÖAAARRR
1987 - Killing Technology
1988 - Dimension Hatröss

6 comments:

  1. Awesome!! Although Forgotten in Space (My Favorite) is missing from Killing Technology. Voivod in the 80's were unbeatable. Great great Post!!

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  3. The best Canadian TRASH/METAL band around, as the years went by with line up changes they are still a great influence to the music scene for many years to come, killing technology is the gate opener to a new dimension of VoivoD world, in my opinion the original line up was and will always be the most tight line up for any band from that era of Metal, nice post keep trashing for ever

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  4. The best Canadian TRASH/METAL band around, as the years went by with line up changes they are still a great influence to the music scene for many years to come, killing technology is the gate opener to a new dimension of VoivoD world, in my opinion the original line up was and will always be the most tight line up for any band from that era of Metal, nice post keep trashing for ever

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  5. Please specify your album´s speeds so that I DONT WASTE MY FUCKING TIME DOWNLOADING FUCING .128´S!!!!!!!! ALL I NEED IS .320 REMASTERS AAC OR FLACS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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