Voivod
Target Earth


4.0
excellent

Review

by kual21 USER (16 Reviews)
March 31st, 2013 | 12 replies


Release Date: 01/22/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It’s a progressive, heavy, thrashy and fast album released right in the beginning of 2013.

The iconic avantgarde metallers return in 2013 with a new album, entitled Target Earth after four years of the credible Infini released in 2009. In their most recent release the Canadian natives return, musically, to the old sound of Dimension Hatröss and Nothingface putting up a great musical showdown of progressive and technical metal.

Throughout the years Voivod has fluctuated from sound to sound, adopting different styles and degrees of thrash and progressive metal. In Target Earth, the band releases one of the most technical and exquisite instrumental works of the last 10 years. The album is a powerful effort of thrash and progressive metal. “Kluskap O’Kom”, “Corps Étranger” and “Mechanical Mind” show the band at their top form with complicated riffs and quite inspired instrumental arrangements all around. Michel "Away" Langevin and Denis "Snake" Belanger performances are something to take notice of. Although the band lost their most important member, Voivod was able to renew themselves in the last eight years putting together some exciting performances and showing a great unity as a group. Voivod was able to continue writing some intelligent music with very clever lyrics, just pay attention to “Empathy For The Enemy”, “Mechanical Mind”, “Resistance” and “Warchaic”. Not only the album’ lyrics, performances and instrumental arrangements are quite good, its production sets the mood for solidifying the album quality as a great album of thrash and progressive metal.

Although the band doesn’t present its main lineup for quite some time now, after the death of Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, the band maintained their “head above the water” and presented very credible records with the classic Voivod sound. Despite the band’s variation of sound in the last 15 or 20 years, the group maintained a classic personality. The album is not an instant classic but it is indeed an album worth listening and keeping. It’s a progressive, heavy, thrashy and fast album released right in the beginning of 2013.



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other reviews of this album
Brendan Schroer (4)
A great return to form....

Trey Spencer STAFF (4)
Not only have Voivod managed to press on without one of their key songwriters, they've also released...

sustainthesatan (4)
The first masterpiece of 2013, Voivod are back and kicking just as much ass as ever before...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Necrotica
March 31st 2013


10134 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great to see Voivod getting more and more love on here, great album


MrElmo
March 31st 2013


1955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Summary is really awkward

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2013


7127 Comments


Progressive, ??

MichaelSnoxall
March 31st 2013


12163 Comments


Not a terrible great review. You don't really elaborate on anything, you just kinda say, "These songs are great examples of stuff, just listen to them!" rather than explaining your intent. Reviews wouldn't be needed if the outline was, "these are cool if you just give them a listen".

Also, you don't need to put quotation marks around a metaphor, it's awkward and out of place, as are some of your sentence structures.



Progressive, ??

yeah it's a prog metal band

MichaelSnoxall
March 31st 2013


12163 Comments


I don't need you to tell the reviewer what I am and am-not doing. I'm not "nitpicking", I was giving him constructive
criticism. If I was nitpicking, it would be a good review and I'd be reaching for straws trying to tell him what's wrong with
his review, but I'm not, the errors are abundant.

Geadom
March 31st 2013


2839 Comments


Short, but sweet review, but a tad low on details. I pos`d, anyways, its a Voivod review!

Im still confused on how to rate this.. need to jam it more.

Depraved: Get Nothingface. Listen to it, SPORADICALLY, dont try to force it. Eventually, you will hum and sing one of the most addictive albums ever..

MichaelSnoxall
April 1st 2013


12163 Comments


I liked Nothingface right away.


THE UNKNOWN KNOWWWWSSSSS

Geadom
April 1st 2013


2839 Comments


sweet, did you listen to Dimension Hatross?

Its their best work, undoubtely.

MichaelSnoxall
April 1st 2013


12163 Comments


I've listened to all their albums. I'm not the one who needs help with Voivod.

kual21
April 1st 2013


17 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just tried to give a general idea about the album, that's why I didn't entered in too much detail. I write for several years now, but I thank you for your constructive criticisms. For those I liked the review or not, thanks for reading.

greets,
kual21 (aka AndMetalForAll)

satanwitchfinder
April 1st 2013


13 Comments


"I write for several years now". Ha, you don't type like it.

BigPleb
April 1st 2013


37948 Comments


Goessssss

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