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★★★★½
(7 Reviews)

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Features

  • Tracks:
  • When
  • Ghost of Perdition
  • Under the Weeping Moon
  • Bleak

Description

2009 release, the final album from the Metal legends. Infini contains the last thirteen songs written by the band’s late guitarist Denis Piggy D’Amour and features bassist Jason ”Jasonic” Newsted (ex-Metallica). Jason played bass on all the songs and mixed the album. Infini was built from the final songs created by the band with D’Amour. All his original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded: with no re-amping and no overdubs; just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small bachelor apartment, the amp in the bathroom, capturing his performance with the laptop given to him by Jason.

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  • I remember reading that Piggy was ill sometime ago and then hearing that he had indeed passes away from cancer. My first thoughts were that that was to bad! After picked up Katorz thinking that this was indeed the last Voivod release, I was surprised to see this release come about? However after reading how it came about I was happy that it did and looked forward to checking it out.

    Well after many spins, it’s a much better release all around than Katorz was. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Katorz for the most part, but it did take quite a few listens for me to finally warm up to it. Overall thought looking back, it was an average listen nothing more. This new release is very good, very good indeed. It’s catchy, riffy, fast, slow and fantastic. Piggy if the guitar tracks were indeed taken from your computer and then put together by the rest of the band, my friend Jason and the boys did you justice and you would have been proud of the final outcome. This cd does indeed deliver the goods and it’s a great farewell gift to your fans.

    Thanks and R.I.P.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Voivod sounds like they have done their homework. Jason Newstead (“Jasonic”)plays the bass on this release. unlike Metallica, which gave his bass playing the cold shoulder, Voivod lets his bass playing shine. this release sounds heavy, and from what I was told, is their final one. it is too bad that Denis D’Amour (“Piggy”) died, because he was very talented. Denis’ guitar playing is very precise, which brings to mind the band Death, which also incorporated jazz into their metal as well.
    this album is a fitting tribute to Piggy. RIP Piggy.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • The songs themselves are great, and this is the best Voivod effort of the 2000’s. Angular, edgy, snarly, and spacey, all at once. Jasonic’s bass is finally unleashed.

    These are all happy things.

    These are the last Voivod tracks with Piggy. They were pieced together from recordings that Piggy left behind, with the other band members recording them separately (none of the band was ever in the same room). The final days of a dying man, and his best friends’ sadness, are captured in the music and the lyrics.

    These are all sad things.

    Whenever I listen to this, I oscillate between the happy and the sad. Mixed emotions, but not a mixed review: This one gets five stars.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I have maintained since I first heard the opening crashes of “Dimension: Hatross” that VoiVod were light years ahead of their time, primarily due to their futuristic image, Away’s excellent artwork, and most of all, the sonic supernova that was the late Dennis D’Amour, aka Piggy, VoiVod’s stellar guitarist.
    So talented was Piggy’s playing, mixing in the heaviness of thrash with advanced jazz chording, his secret weapon, that VoiVod played true industrial metal without samples, computers, or synthesizers, at least for the first several albums. Call it Terminator metal if you will. In a perfect world, VoiVod would be as huge as NIN instead of the beloved cult band they remain.
    “Infini” was constructed around the last guitar licks Piggy stored on computer before his tragic death due to cancer. Being the troopers they are, the remaining members rallied and completed a fine farewell CD, probably the strongest since “The Outer Limits”, an underrated masterwork if there ever was one. “God Phones” starts off with a bang. Piggy gives us some fine hooks this time around, better than the last CD “Katorz”, not that there’s anything wrong with that CD, either.
    Jason Newsted, who was treated so miserably by Metallica, gets his due as he has since joining VoiVod three CDs ago. His prominent basslines propel the rhythm section and serve to show us that Hetfield and Co. were cutting off their noses to spite their spoiled faces.
    The CD closer, “Volcano” is reminiscent of “Tornado” from the “Killing Technology” CD, showing a nod to their earlier ground breaking work.
    The Vods are troopers, indeed. They are actually touring, and one hopes that perhaps a worthy guitarist will join up and allow these metal pioneers to keep exploring darkest space.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Sounded good on first listen. But after warming up to it more, it sounds even better. I like every song. Who knew they were sitting on such great material? Songs are catchy, strong, Voivodian. I like Katorz fine, but this is much better. Guitar tone is nice and sharp. Production is smooth, yet powerful.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now