VOIVOD – Infini (CD)
Since Voivod’s humble days as a small club band and as an experimental band, dealing with Sci/Fi and themes about outer space, “Infini” picks up the pace in a heavy and hard-hitting direction.
Unlike “Katorz”, “Infini” is a little more aggressive in style and sound, and Jasonic’s bass possess a little more catchy grooves and hooks to carry the band in uncharted musical territory. This album also focuses on the socially, worldly and environmentally conscious lyrical ideas but infuse a lot more influences from “Angel Rat” and “Nothingface”, which is an interesting musical and vocal progression for these guys. You can hear some musical influences from “Killing Technology” and “Dimension Hatross”, but these come across as being very subtle in nature. I really enjoyed listening to this album, as it sounds nothing like Voivod’s previous studio releases and offers the Voivod and new fans a like something new and refreshingly done music-wise and vocally.
You want something musically and vocally interesting and daring, check out the song “Krap Radio”, and you’ll feel like you’re caught in a weird musical time warp, with its odd time signatures and tripped out guitar rhythms, ha-ha.
The production, mixing and mastering of this album is done quite well and truly shows the band’s best efforts after Piggy’s passing. For the most part, this album is a very strong release from the Canadian Sci-Fi and space adventure pioneers.
Metal Mind Productions out of Poland also did a great job with the Digipac, 2000 numbered, rear, collector’s release of Voivod’s “Infini” record, and is a must have if you’re a diehard fan of the band. Check it out and bang your head away. [Metal Mind Productions] Sarjoo Devani