Voivod The Outer Limits
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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 18th 2011



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

However Voivod can be very appealing to black metal fans, their influence on DHG, Thorns and "Maniac -era" Mayhem (Declaration and Chimera) is pretty obvious

Most definitely.

Btw, this kind of Black Metal - some call it "intelligent black metal" - is the only one i thoroughly enjoy.

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Taoboxer9
December 18th 2011



167 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Excellent review for an excellent album. This is my 2nd favorite Voivod album, next to Phobus.

Willie
Moderator
December 18th 2011



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dimension: Hartross destroys everything else in their discography.

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Ending
December 18th 2011



1889 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Killing Technology destroys everything else in their discography.


Fixed that for ya.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2011



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Killing Technology destroys everything else in their discography.

Agreed.


teamster
December 19th 2011



60 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Finally. Was waiting for this review from you man! The apex of Voivods work, a perfect blend of prog and thrash. If any of you haven't heard this album pick it up just for the mighty Jack Luminous!

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2011



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The apex of Voivods work, a perfect blend of prog and thrash


There is no thrash in The Outer Limits, I'm afraid...

This is near-perfect prog rock/metal.

Tyrael
December 19th 2011



20738 Comments


"intelligent black metal"

I'm sorry but what? That sounds as idiotic as IDM.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2011



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm sorry but what? That sounds as idiotic as IDM.


some editors in the Hellenic Metal Hammer call it that.

It is not such a bad tag, imho...

I mean, far more worse music tags have emerged in the history of music...


Tyrael
December 19th 2011



20738 Comments


like crunk(core) perhaps

or witch house

post-dubstep

fake emo

djent

...

Nagrarok
December 19th 2011



8169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Voivod continues with Voivod, nice. This is a great album from them as well. Wonder how that new album is going to turn out.

Ending
December 19th 2011



1889 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"intelligent black metal"

IBM

lostforwords
December 20th 2011



443 Comments


Djent is by far the worse

fireaboveicebelow
December 24th 2011



6837 Comments


feels like a spectacular end (?) to an era.[/quote] Don't question your own statements unless you make it known that you are unsure.

[i]Comparing The Outer Limits with its predecessor, the new material breathes way better. The first thing to hold guilty for this substantial enhancement in Voivod’s post-Nothingface style, is the superb sound production.
Rewording to what I'm assuming you meant: "Comparing The Outer Limits with its predecessor, the caliber of its presentation has multiplied, primarily due to the substantial enhancement in superb sound production, which is something the band will maintain from here on."

"Yet, the biggest advent of the sound production" I'm pretty sure you're still trying to describe the increased quality of sound, and if so "advent" doesn't make sense. Try "amelioration".

Snake’s s-u-p-e-r-b vocal performance. Claim without a defense. What's so superb about it? Is it better than on Nothingface? Why? Fits the music better? Did he just improve?

With reference to the actual structure of the songs themselves, the majority continues to move along the straight/prog rock n’ roll pattern first introduced in Angel Rat, however the subtleties that characterize them, are processed to perfection. This should be a new paragraph. Also remove the comma between "them, are"

The exception that justifies the rule, lies within the 17-minute long song “Jack the Luminous”, with its lyrics and complex structure bringing in memory the ethics realized in the aforementioned past albums. How do you mean the exception justifies the rule, I don't get how that could be possible. Remove comma after "rule". You also don't discuss how the song relates to said rule.

In repeating what was stated in the prologue, one cannot help but think that this album signifies an incredible end (?) to an era, Just reword it, don't say you're repeating it.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 24th 2011



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

first comment: I put the question mark, because I am indeed unsure if this the end to an era.

second comment: I will edit.

second comment: I will edit.

fourth comment: Yeah, i should have probably elaborated more on this.

fifth comment: Yeah, i should have probably elaborated more on this. [2], but i think it is fine as it is.

sixth comment: What I am trying to say is that the other songs are far more organic (the rule), while "Jack Luminous" (the exception) is more clinical, in the sense of records like Nothingface and Dimension Hatross

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
January 20th 2012



1846 Comments


Great album.

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Parallels
April 27th 2012



6640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jack Luminous rules

JosephLong
June 10th 2012



301 Comments


rules

InbredJed
August 6th 2012



5605 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I stumbled into a local metal shoppe intent on buying a Voivod album. I saw them open for Down, and they were absolutely jaw-dropping, but I didn't know what album to buy first. He had the Polish re-issue of of which you speak, and I jumped on it. Needless to say I feel pretty fortunate, this band fucking owns.

evilford
December 4th 2012



21192 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

hm this is alright so far...

Dimension Hatross is much better than Killing Tech imo

both are awesome tho

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