Friday, October 10, 2008

Voivod - Dimension Hatröss (1988)

1. Experiment
2. Tribal Convictions
3. Chaosmöngers
4. Technocratic Manipulators
5. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
6. Brain Scan
7. Psychic Vacuum
8. Cosmic Drama
9. Batman

Origin - Canada
Style - Progressive Thrash Metal

" 4th full length from the visionary Voivod...Released nearly two years after the transitional Killing Technology, Dimension Hatross is the first album where Voivod's experimental metal is explored from beginning to end "

" Shedding the cliched lyrics that the band relied on for their first two releases, they're thankfully replaced by much more thought-provoking lyrics. The group has also grown as musicians -- guitarist Denis d'Amour is one of metal's finest, the rhythm section of Michel Langevin on drums and Jean-Yves Theriault on bass is tighter than ever, and vocalist Denis Belanger sings more conventionally (no more shrieking). The band's sudden songwriting maturity becomes evident from the opening track, "Experiment," when futuristic imagery collides head on with heavy sounds. "Macrosolutions to Megaproblems" contains impressive, busy interplay between the bandmembers, while "Tribal Convictions"is simply one of my favorite thrash tracks of all time....Classic ! "

Dimension Hatross is perplexing and unique enough that even if you were initially put off by the unusual riffing, nonlinear song structures and Snake's nasal vocals, you'll eventually find yourself humming the chorus from "Tribal Convictions" or "Cosmic Drama" one day, and feel the irrepressible need to listen to the album... and then you'll be hooked for life.......

Original,Heavy,Punkish,Spacey,......Can only begin to describe this record....On a post note: I was fortunate to be in the audience in 1988 after this came out...Seeing Voivod live was amazing...like being caught in a tornado....Snake spinning around while singing..like a fucking airplane ! Truly Memorable !

Weird !.......So What?

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