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The Wake by Voivod

Voivod

The Wake

Release Date: Sep 21, 2018

Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Progressive Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal

Record label: Century Media

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The Wake

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Death, destruction, paranoia — these are just some of the themes one encounters when trekking into a new Voivod project. One of Canada's longtime contributors to the metal world have returned with their first album in five long years. And what a time for The Wake.   On this record, the band continue to hit their strides as musicians, with some of their strongest songwriting to date. Denis "Snake" Bélanger continues to pen captivating, immersive stories. Opener "Obsolete Beings" tackles the digital age and society's preoccupation with ….

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AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

It's difficult to believe that it's been five long years since Voivod released their last studio album, 2013's solid Target Earth. That record put to rest rumours that the Montreal outfit was about to give up the ghost after three decades and some startling losses: Fomr the death of founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour in 2005 to the departure of original bassist Jean-Yves Theriault in 2014 to pursue his own project, Coeur Atomique. The quality taste the band gave us on the five track Post Society EP of 2016 whet the appetite for this date.

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