Voivod - _Negatron_
by: Adrian Bromley (
Not a really huge fan of Voivod in the past - actually never really a fan except for that cool Pink Floyd cover - but I can honestly say "Now I Am!!!" Hitting you like a ton of bricks with first number/single, "Insects", Voivod's latest effort _Negatron_ (featuring new singer, Toronto native Eric Forrest) seems to stray some distance from this Montreal-based three-piece's previous musical styles. GOOD! With a vicious, lion-like roar, _Negatron_ shreds with the heavies and seems reluctant to let go throughout the album. Taking on a strong resemblance to Max Cavalera's/Alex Newport's side-project Nailbomb at times (mixed with classic Voivod-isms), the music generated on this ten-song offering doesn't lose momentum, taking on bigger, stronger shapes and forms as the album continues to play on. Title track, "Project X", "Meteor", and "Cosmic Conspiracy" are guilty of fueling the fire bestowed by this revamped Voivod. New singer, new direction and new sound, Voivod finally finds refuge on my CD shelf. Sometimes change is good, sometimes it is bad. For Voivod it was needed.
(article published 8/11/1995)
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