I’ve been a Voivod listener since Killing Technology first came out, and a fan since Dimension Hatross (when Snake finally did something with his voice besides scream incoherently). I think Hatross, Nothingface, Angel Rat and Outer Limits are all absolutely brilliant, and it made me ill when new bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest destroyed my memories of classic Voivod with Negatron, Kronic, Phobos (which at least was interesting musically) and Voivod Lives. Thank all the gods Snake is back on lead vocals for this one.This isn’t where they left off with Outer Limits–the sound is much more stripped down, the vocals more out-front and less buried under layers of sound. That being said, the vocals are great, very understandable, and the lyrics are Snake’s usual thoughtful stuff. The rest of the band, including newcomer Jason “Jasonic” Newsted, fits perfectly, weaving that spacey sonic tapestry that is uniquely Voivodian. Standout tracks include “Rebel Robot” and the single “We Carry On”..hopefully we’ll see the video of this one…haven’t seen a Voivod video on MTV since Angel Rat gave us “Panorama”. Voivod is back..now go buy the album!! Now!