Voivod - War And Pain Digi-CD
One thing is for sure: Voivod did not lack courage. Back in 1984, such a debut was anything else but a matter of course. Yet the French Canadians saw absolutely no reason to take care for musical guidelines and the result proved them right. No matter whether you choose the furious explosion "Blower", the all-against-all opener, the apocalyptic title track or the stoically rumbling closer, each and every number contributes to the overwhelming impact of this full-length. The reputation of this bloody lump remains unbroken - how many albums from 1984 have been rereleased this year? Too bad that there was no place on "War and Pain" for a wannabe tyrant like me.