Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, April 2, 2012

VOIVOD / Nothingface (1989)

If you’re new to the sci-fi Metal of Voivod, then Nothingface is a perfect place to start. Not only is it arguably their best album, it's also accessible and forgiving while channelling weird. It's a mesh of styles, often playing at different speeds and seemingly independently, but together they work, somehow. They've taken all the oddness and streamlined it into a truly unique experience. Dissonant chords, spacey vocals and tribal drumming sound so very wrong and so very right at the same time alongside the progressive influences; it's a beautiful enigma. Nothing else (on Earth) quite resembles the sound that drips from the Voivod.

Songs of Note: The Unknown Knows; Into My Hypercube

4 wandering into the ozone stew out of 5

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