Michael Snoxall

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Voivod's studio albums ranked from least good to most good.

The first album without long-time vocalist Snake. The band tries an industrial
influenced style of metal that just leads to repetitious riff after repetitious riff. The
album?s tediously long run-time does it no favours and this album finds itself being
really quite boring. Couple all that with the generic vocal style of E-Force, and you
have Negatron. Not really worth the time. Favourite track(s): Project X.

Not much can be said. An ultimately forgettable affair, but still enjoyable to listen
to. Favourite track(s): I Don?t Wanna Wake Up.

For what this album is, it?s an admirable effort. Taking riffs from Piggy?s computer
that he recorded before his death and translating them, un-edited into a full-length
album is quite a feat, but ultimately this album still feels forgettable and doesn?t live
up to the insurmountable greatness of the band?s classics. Favourite track(s):
Treasure Chase.

A return to form after the forgettable self-titled album, Katorz contains some great
moments, but ultimately falls short of greatness and is still doesn?t really feel all
that interesting. Favourite track(s): The Getaway.

After the departure of Snake, E-Force (Eric Forrest) set out to perform and record with
Voivod. This led to two industrial influence albums that are overlooked by many. Why
Negatron grew tedious throughout its long run-time, Phobos refined the ideas and
presented a lovable Voivod experience with some quite excellent vocals, riffs and
drumming. Favourite track(s): Mercury, Phobos.
Angel Rat

Coming after Nothinface did nothing to help the reception of Angel Rat. The
simplified song structures and more melodically-inclined style of progressive metal
(later perfected on The Outer Limits) was young here, but still held home to some
classic Voivod moments. Favourite track(s): Panorama, Clouds in my House.
War and Pain

The band?s debut and the intro the horrific void of hardcore thrash the band came
the be so beloved for in its early years. More or less a partner album to the band?s
sophomore album Rrroooaaarrr, War and Pain still brings the fucked up solos of
Piggy and vocal stylings of Snake. Favourite track(s): Voivod, Blower.
The Outer Limits

Compared to classic Voivod, this album is a much more straight forward prog metal
affair, but damn does it has style. Absolutely fucking covered in groovy solos, riffs
and Snake?s vocals are as developed as ever. His voice bringing a new style of
hook to please fans, Piggy?s guitar duties bringing some monster riffs. Away?s
drumming is much simpler compared to past releases, but the change in pace is
welcome. Favourite track(s): Fix My Heart, Moonbeam Rider, Jack Luminous.
Target Earth

Nobody really could have anticipated this. Original bassist Blacky had returned to
the fold, and with Piggy gone, this would mark the first ever Voivod album to go
without any contribution from the master himself. New guitarist Chewy (Daniel
Mongrain) couldn?t have filled Piggy?s shoes any better. The man seems to have his
head wrapped around the ingenuity of Piggy?s unique style and the riffs on this
album are some of the best since The Outer Limits. Snake?s vocal style is a return
to a beloved Dimension Hatross-era and this album could fit in neatly alongside the
band?s late-80s classics. Truly a wondrous record to behold after all is said and
done. Voivod is back. Favourite track(s): Mechanical Mind, Corps Etranger,
Empathy for the Enemy.

This and War and Pain are Voivod at its rawest. The hardcore-laced thrash
beginnings of the band are intense, heavy and fucked up. Snake?s disturbing vocals
accompanied by Piggy?s ever-fierce riffs and solos that just distort and destroy as
the songs shift beats, styles and sounds. The bass is creepy, the drums are dark
and it all contributes to a classic Voivod experience. Favourite track(s): Korgull the
Exterminator, Thrashing Rage.
Killing Technology

Dimension Hatross? less-refined, much thrashier prog brother. Snake?s vocals are
much grittier than on the album that would follow it, this being a more fulfilled
culmination of Voivod?s earlier efforts. An amazingly coherent piece of music with
technical solos of sheer badassery to blow anyone?s mind. Favourite track(s):
Order of the Blackguards, Forgotten in Space.

A turn to a much fuller, less thrashy progressive metal sound. More or less as jam-
packed with quality as Dimension Hatross. Snake?s vocals carry a much heavier
accent and aren?t as gritty as on past releases, the cleaner sound of this album
gives full show the groovy quality of Blacky?s fantastic bass lines, Away?s drum
beats and Piggy?s always-quality riffing. Favourite track(s): The Unknown Knows,
Into My Hypercube.
Dimension Hatross

The album that epitomises Voivod. Filled to the brim with tight instrumentation, chaotic riffs,
tempo shifts and groove. Snake lives his best vocal performance here, presenting countless
classic hooks that make this album memorable and a sheer fucking delight to jam any day
of the week. Piggy?s riffing has never been better, pulling out master riff after master riff, his
demented guitar tone taking full hold as you glide through this album. Favourite track(s):
Macrosolutions to Microproblems, Brain Scan, Chaosmongers.
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