Vovoid's third album 'Killing Technology' is available as rerelease on black vinyl. The Canadian group's LP, originally released in 1987, creatively incorporates elements of progressive rock into its thrash metal sound; this will become an undisputable signature of the band.
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Tracklist - Killing technology
- 1.Killing Technology
- 4.Too Scared To Scream
- 5.Forgotten In Space
- 6.Ravenous Medicine
- 7.Order Of Blackguards
- 8.This Is Not An Exercise
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Killing Technology is, with its turn, severely disjointed from its predecessors. This is no big surprise really, as Rrroooaaarrr itself had little to converse with War and Pain and vice versa. The album begs to differ right from scratch, with the band’s imminent intention to compose a significant portion of songs with an extended temporal length. The listener’s interest remains constantly at high levels, though, as the songs are decorated with excellent and spot on rhythm changes that file under the “odd time signature” tag. In that light, the rhythm section of Away and Blacky takes its long overdue distance from the one-dimensional perceptions of previous albums, shifting “randomly” between technical/fast paced double bass drumming and groovy rhythm patterns, intended to make our heads roll one time too many. Guitarist Piggy, on the other hand, exploits the aforementioned mosaic of musical substrates in full, in order to unleash his post-apocalyptic riffing raid. While his guitar work continues to depend on the Motorhead/Venom dipole and to punk in general, the newly developed patents present in here, erase all the aforementioned loans permanently. Shredding and frenzied, his razor-sharp rhythm guitar riffing sublimely imitates, on not-to-few occasions, the idle and repetitive loops of machines’ continuous shifting between discrete operation frequencies. His lead guitar work, one the other hand, is not of this earth. Piggy brings back to life those eerie leads first endeavoured in War and Pain and he aptly places them in between of the rhythm guitar mayhem (listen to “This Is Not Exercise”), while his newly invented high-pitched and punk-influenced leads work either as dystopic yet majestic song introductions (listen to the awesome beginning of “Forgotten in Space”) or as sonic substitutes of the rhythm guitars. On the occasions when the rhythm section descents into the groove, his optimally placed and conceived solos match in skill those of a classical solo violinist.
Be prepared, because this version of “Killing Technology” is really amazing. From the original seven songs, the aggressive and excellent “Killing Technology” with its excellent vocals, the Punk Rock moshpit made music called “Overreaction” and its hooking and excellent guitars, the fine technical work of “Forgotten in Space”, and the old hymn “Ravenous Medicine” (this one is where the bass guitar and drums are playing perfectly) are the album’s finest moments. But two bonus songs are here: “Too Scared to Scream” and its heavy tempos, the hilarious “Cockroaches” (the song is perfect, but the lyrics speak about when the band went to live along in an apartment, filled with armies of these disgusting insects, and had to kill thousand a night). These two came from “Coackroaches” Single.
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