(Podcast/Video) VOIVOD (80s) - In 40 Minutes
Welcome back to our series where we curate what we think are the best 40 minutes of music from an underrated band's career ... with headbangers and hard rockers in mind (ie. you won't be hearing many ballads!).
Basically, it's what we'd put on a single vinyl release (being limited to 20 minutes per side) if we were asked to put a Best Of record together to convince the uninitiated long haired miscreant that this band is worth checking out.
This episode is dedicated to French Canadian nuclear thrashers ... Voivod!
The 80s were an an interesting time for Voivod. Their initial two blights being some of the most over-the-top, extreme, whacked-out thrash ever put to tape (War and Pain + Rrroooaaarrr!!!) ... which then led to their two best records (Killing Technology and Dimension Hatross), where they calmed down (a bit!). The last album of the decade saw the band moving into more progressive territory (Nothingface), a sound that the band (unfortunately) still embraces to this day.
C'mon - join the warriors of ice as we live for the violence, Voivod style!
War and Pain (1984)
(4:18) Suck Your Bone
(7:58) Ripping Headaches
Killing Technoligy (1987)
(11:15) Order of the Blackguards
(19:29) Killing Technology
Dimension Hatross (1988)
(27:11) Tribal Convictions
(36:50) Technocratic Manipulations