Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Initial Impressions: Voivod: Infini
It was recently announced that Voivod has a new album coming early in 2013 with a new guitarist. This is the last recording Piggy will likely appear on but the band has found a way to keep going.
Well enough of that, how is the album?
It is certainly a catchy album. Many of the songs stick after listening to it. Like the prior album, it feels very stripped down, but this makes sense given the cut-and-paste nature of the recording. It is impressive that the band was able to make this work. The songs are all simple and straightforward without any of the progressive noodling that Voivod has used in the past. Again, given the nature of the recording none of this is at all surprising.
Like the rest of Voivod's recent material, this is a grower. I did not care for it much the first time I heard it, but it has grown on me. Perhaps their self-titled will as well with time.