Katorz marks the end of an era for Voivod with the departure of Dennis Damour cornerstone of this band sound, despite it all Dennis were the constant on the Voivod Line-up even when the band called it a day time ago, a few years ago, renovated, refreshed with a new Bassist, no other than ex-Metallica Jason Newsted Voivod returned with their remarkable 13th album but things were destined to change soon.
Katorz were not quite completed by Piggy , actually many of the riffs recorded by him before his death were captured in his
laptop and using an unorthodox recording process the other members worked the rest of the material based on that recordings, the result is a complete masterpiece of progressive psychodelic and experimental metal with the sci-fi concept added this is evident in cuts like the opening “the getaway”,”dognation” , “Mr. Clean”, the awesome “silly clons”, “polaroids” and “odds & frauds”.
Hard to know what will follow for the canadians but if this is the end , they did it with class.