STYLE: Thrash, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
LABEL: Combat Records
Pressing from 1987 on Combat Records in excellent condition. The second studio album from VOIVOD "Rrroooaaarrr".
VOIVOD are a Canadian thrash band influenced by the NWOBHM, Hardcore and Progressive Rock. VOIVOD are easily identifiable by their use of unusual time signatures, dissonant guitar chords and lyrical themes influenced by post-apocalyptic literature, cold war politics and science fiction.
Rrroooaaarrr is a tough nut to crack. While it could recklessly be categorized as a typical thrash album, it isn’t! It is unfair to compare Voivod to Venom or any other early thrash/speed metal acts, because there is much more to Voivod's sound than just those influences. As we have mentioned, Voivod always play by their own rules and it is absolutely apparent in their later works. That said the simplistic listener who is looking for nothing more than the aforementioned style of music, this album may slip past their unseasoned ears! To the more discriminating metal listener, the uniqueness and complexity of the music will be unmistakable. Voivod's sound stems from Piggy's unique guitar playing which combines basic thrash structures with strange and dissonant sounding chords. Snake's vocals, although not as developed as on later albums, offer slightly more than the typical thrash growls that are the norm for the genre, incorporating a sense of tone to the vocals. The lyrics, written by French-speaking Canadians, convey a range of sci-fi and war-related themes, to more simple messages, "I'm gonna tear some wimp rockers limb from limb." All in all this is a fucking classic that should not be left from any true Thrash connoisseurs collection.
1 Korgull The Exterminator 4:58
2 Fuck Off And Die 3:37
3 Slaughter In A Grave 4:05
4 Ripping Headaches 4:12
5 Thrashing Rage 4:12
6 The Helldriver 4:31
7 Build Your Weapons 3:45
8 To The Death 4:44