metal scene owes a lot to Voivod. With an avant-garde approach to the
genre, Voivod moved quite a few boundaries and created classic albums
like ‘Dimension Hatröss’ , ‘Nothingface’ and ‘The Outer
Limits’ that all stand out as unique artefacts of hard music.
this is not all the case with the Canadian/American constellation’s
latest offering. ‘Katorz’ leaves one thinking that something went
wrong somewhere along the line. Perhaps it’s just the infamous
writer’s block, or perhaps Voivod didn’t really change much, whereas
the rest of the world did. I can’t say exactly what it is, but fact is
that ‘Katorz’ has decided to be more Motörhead and Pearl Jam than
(2!) songs on this album captivates elements of the real Voivod, namely
Afterall and The X-Stream. These two songs have that brilliant weird
energy Voivod used to have - all the time.
is a decent rock album, nothing more. :\