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.