VOIVOD — Dimension Hatröss (review)

VOIVOD — Dimension Hatröss album cover Album · 1988 · Technical Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
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This album is situated in between the thrash metal era and the progressive metal and even progressive rock era of the band. And though there are some really great songs on this album, there is a certain straightness, a clear line, a certain kick of creativity, strength and genius missing.

Don't get me wrong, there are still very good songs on this album like the diversified and addicting "Macroslutions To Megaproblems", the drum orientated heavy "Tribal Convictions" which connects future and past of the band or the chaotic "Chaosmöngers" which surprises with the guitar's stuttering single strums. Especially the middle part of the album is very interesting and without a doubt well done before the last few songs don't get up to this level. But still, there is a brilliant song, a real hit or highlight missing which almost every other release of the band has, a song that goes simply out of the rest of the album and touches you.

The problem of this album is maybe that it is placed between a perfect thrash and a perfect progressive album and that this one is somehow a transitional album which doesn't have the genius of the other two albums. It is a very good release, but it is not brilliant and a part of the somehow dumb and less innovating "Rrröööaaarrr" the weakest release of the band in the eighties. It is still better than 90 percent of the metal releases in the same year or decade, but in comparison to Voivod itself, it is just an average album after all.
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