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Dembo
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:46 am 
 

A new single is expected for July 20th, but the release date, cover and track list have been announced.

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1. Obsolete Beings
2. The End of Dormancy
3. Orb Confusion
4. Iconspiracy
5. Spherical Perspective
6. Event Horizon
7. Always Moving
8. Sonic Mycelium

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:47 am 
 

Their Post-Society ep was golden-era good, i expect this to be excellent

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kluseba
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:07 am 
 

I will buy this as soon as it comes out and I would recommend every metal fan to do so. If you come across this thread and have never listened to Voivod, go ahead and do it right away!
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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:34 pm 
 

Can't wait!
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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:50 pm 
 

Hell yes.
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des91
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:38 pm 
 

Sick cover :metal:

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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:57 pm 
 

So excited for this, and for the hopefully upcoming gigs. The band was so on fire the last couple of times I caught them on stage, and I just have a really good feeling about this new album, too.
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Cheapsteaks
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:35 pm 
 

I can't wait to listen to Orb Confusion, that has to be the best song title of the year.
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:41 pm 
 

YES. YES. YES. YES.
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Waltz_of_Ghouls
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 pm 
 

Target Earth and Post-Society were awesome, there's no reason this one will be different!
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EpicSceptic
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 am 
 

Waltz_of_Ghouls wrote:
Target Earth and Post-Society were awesome, there's no reason this one will be different!


Totally agreed. They can seemingly do no wrong, and I'm super excited for this.

Cheapsteaks wrote:
I can't wait to listen to Orb Confusion, that has to be the best song title of the year.


Haha it definitely conjures some mind boggling riffage. Can't waaaiiit...

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kalervon
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 pm 
 

What.. they had released an EP ?!

I think I'll wait for the album then buy the version with 2 CDs, including the EP
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:54 am 
 

The opening track:

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Jester66
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:12 am 
 

That's a great song, and that solo rules. Very much looking forward to this.

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:19 am 
 

New song, called Always Moving:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:53 pm 
 

'Obsolete Beings' is cool and very much like a more metallic Nothingface (honestly, I think that album is where they dropped a lot of their metallic leanings, which is what most people say about Angel Rat). Cool stuff, however, I really wish Away's snare sound, well, sounded more like him. :(
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doomicus
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:13 pm 
 

Digging the preview tracks so far. Thinking I'll probably end up enjoying this one more than "Target Earth".
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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:27 pm 
 

I just pre-ordered. Might even wait to listen to the second song til I get the thing. I just know it's going to be awesome.
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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:42 pm 
 

This sounds really cool. I'll pick it up.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:42 am 
 

A third song:

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fourrobert13
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:21 pm 
 

I like the new track, but for some reason the video reminds me of Slayer's World Painted Blood video. It's either similar artwork or animation. Still cool regardless.
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SD Plissken
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:40 pm 
 

Dembo wrote:
A third song:

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That was awesome. Three songs released prior to the issue date and I'm confident this album is going to be great.

It might just beat Varathron for my album of the year!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:49 pm 
 

The last single sounds absolutely unique and pushes the boundaries yet again. Those who compare the song to former Voivod records just do that because they don't know how else they could describe this sound. Target Earth was indeed reminiscent of records like Dimension Hatross but The Wake seems to be something completely outstanding again. The music video of the new track is also pure gold, made by a Romanian fan who clearly understands what this band is all about. The Wake could be album of the year material. It will finally be released in three days and I'm really looking forward to it.
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Waltz_of_Ghouls
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:12 pm 
 

So far, it could be a contender for album of the year. That track is pure excellence.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am 
 

Only three songs into the album and I'm already in awe. Seriously, it must have been a while since the last time I would fall in love with a new album so early. And that last bit of “End of Dormancy“ when they directly refer to one of their earlier songs (shamefully, I'm not to able to tell which one, so help me out, please), probably gave me the biggedt smile in recent times as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am 
 

I just finished my first listen and I'm already spinning it again. The Wake is just excellent all the way through. No filler on it IMO. Right now it's hard for me to pick a favorite track because i really like them all so far.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:08 am 
 

Just finished my first listen. Yeah, this rules.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:32 am 
 

I'm liking this, some really sweet grooves and riffs and it shows they haven't changed their sound. I wish it was a bit more experimental though. This basically sounds like Nothingface but really polished up and more accessible. Since Nothingface is my favorite thing I've heard from em I don't mind - but it's a bit more conservative than I expect from Voivod I guess.

edit: The last song is really cool. Nice spacey, trippy stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:02 pm 
 

Let's put some Voivod reviews up on the site! This band deserves more attention and praise! Jonquière rocks!
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StainedClass95
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
This basically sounds like Nothingface but really polished up and more accessible.


After 2-3 listens, this is about where I am at with it as well. The problem is that Nothingface is not really among my favorites by Voivod. There are some nice parts here and there on The Wake, and I do like it, but it is not the contender for my AOTY list that I thought it might be. Ah well, still impressive for a band this far into their career.

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Everflowingstream
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:49 am 
 

On first listen. Picked it up today. A fair bit to digest.

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Mass Suicide
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:31 am 
 

Just my opinion, but that cover artwork is fucking ugly, just like the last one. Voivod seem to have lost their path in the visual department, which is a pity.

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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:56 am 
 

Only one listen so far, but I love this. It is indeed a great deal to digest, but it's a really progressive and fascinating experience the way only Voivod can deliver. I don't think it sounds that much like Nothingface, either; Mongrave gives it his own touch, and it's a good bit heavier in parts without being quite so obtuse (Nothingface is great but it was always the hardest Voivod album for me to get into). So far "Iconspiracy" is a real stand-out for me -- that song is a fucking monster! Hope they come around here soon. Also hope my physical copy arrives! It sucks when a band's from your own country but you have to order their stuff from Germany! Then again, I didn't have to make the pre-order....

Also, I love Snake's vocals nowadays. He's definitely one of the weird elements that sometimes makes Voivod hard to digest for people, but I feel he's got such a great character that really started to come through for me when I experienced them live. He always has this unique Snake personality even when he's sounding like a broken robot. But he can actually do a lot of cool things with his voice. If anything, too, he may have improved with age -- not many singers one can really say that about.
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doomicus
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:40 pm 
 

Snake truly is a highlight of the album. It's too early to tell, but this very well could be his best and most dynamic performance on an album. Received the CD yesterday and have been listening to it off and on. Loving it so far and I feel like it strongly captures the feel of most of the band's eras, while offering something new in the process.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:54 am 
 

heard it yesterday and its good, it seems a bit more melody oriented than the last one. Also is it just me or is Snake impersonating UDO a bit on this record?

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burnroasted
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:19 am 
 

This album sounds like they're in their prime. Killer riffs galore

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:41 am 
 

I think with this and the Post Society EP, it's safe to say we're witnessing the second prime in this great band's career. It's simply unbelievable how good this album is... after a dozen or so listens it still continues to grow. Only time will tell, but I might place The Wake on the same lofty plateau as the Killing Technology to The Outer Limits run, all of which being some of my favorite albums since I was in high school. An inspiration.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 am 
 

I bought it after their Leeds gig on Thursday. Basically, if you're looking for something with a vibe and feel similar to Nothingface, then, this will be a great album for you. I can't say how good it is just yet (it's certainly good!) but basically if you like the gloomier stuff on Nothingface this is very much for you.
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Dandelo
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:13 pm 
 

This is really sinking in. Some great songs here, and great conceptual lyrics.

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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:23 am 
 

Even a step or three down from Post Society would make this a great album.
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