Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Coolest metal album ever?

This group doesn't really fit in with the program all that much (although they are a bunch of weirdos no doubt), but this album is so goddamn good that I've just gotta put it up here.

Voivod were/are(?) a thrash-metal band from Canada who decided 'hey, fuck thrash-metal, let's just be wackos!' and ended up sounding (to me, anyways) a lot like if Shudder to Think put on some leather and turned their amps up a little. Odd time-signatures and mind-fuck chord patterns abound, dreamy and very UN-metal vocals, plus their songs stick in your head. How many thrash-metal bands can say that?

I'm in the process of discovering their older/newer albums, but it seems like "Nothingface" might be their strongest. Plus, it's got a wicked Syd-era Pink Floyd cover, so dig it:

Voivod - Nothingface


1. Intro
2. The Unknown Knows
3. Nothingface
4. Astronomy Domine
5. Missing Sequences
6. X-Ray
7. Inner Combustion
8. Pre-Ignition
9. Into My Hypercube


...dunno what this week's show will be...but tune in midnight-2 Thursday to find out!

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