Voivod - Target Earth
Vinyl, 12" [ 2LP/ 180 Gram/ Gatefold] ( Original, 1st Press, 1st Edition 2013)
Стиль: Alternative / Indie Rock, Alternative Metal, Album Rock, Art-Rock / Experimental, Experimental Rock, Extreme Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed/ Thrash Metal, Prog-Rock
Страна: ГЕРМАНИЯ ( Germany )
Дата первоначального релиза: 2013-01-18
Дата релиза: 2013-01-18
Лейбл: Century Media
Кол-во носителей: 2
Штрих-код: 5 051099 826113
Кат. номер: Century Media – 9982611
Количество треков: 10
A2. Kluskap O'Kom/ Adapted By [Lyrics Inspiration By] – Kat Hannah Vocals [Additional-Throat Singing] – Katajjaq Inuit* - 4:24
B1. Empathy For The Enemy/ Performer [Additional] – Periklis Tsoukalas - 5:46
B2. Mechanical Mind - 7:34
C1. Warchaic - 7:02
C2. Resistance - 6:44
C3. Kaleidos - 6:27
D1. Corps Etranger - 4:35
D2. Artefact - 6:26
D3. Defiance - 1:32
Denis Bélanger (Snake) – vocals
Daniel Mongrain (Chewy) – guitar
Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) – bass, engineer
Michel Langevin (Away) – drums, artwork
Katajjaq Inuit - additional vocals on track 2
Periklis Tsoukalas - additional performance on track 3
Pierre Rémillard - engineer
Martin Brunet, Peter Edwards - assistant engineers
Sanford Parker - mixing
Colin Jordan - mastering
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles: 8.5/10
The Quietus: mixed
Rock Hard: 8.5/10
Muzon-Market ( MM): 8*/10
Target Earth is the thirteenth studio album by the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod, which was released on January 22, 2013. This is the first Voivod studio album to feature Daniel Mongrain on guitar (replacing the late Denis D'Amour) and the only one since 1991's Angel Rat with Jean-Yves Thériault on bass.
After the 2005 death of Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, Voivod created two albums to realize the song ideas that he had left behind. With that material having been transformed into songs (as heard on Katorz and Infini), Voivod did not know what its future would involve. However, the band eventually decided to continue provided that the band, according to Michel "Away" Langevin, could "preserve the Voivod essence" and keep "Piggy's spirit intact."
The main songwriters on Target Earth were Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault, in his first songwriting credit with Voivod since 1991, and Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain, who replaced Piggy. As Langevin explained, Mongrain's role was both challenging and natural: "He [Mongrain] had to think from his point of view how Voivod should sound like nowadays...He learned to play guitar listening to Voivod, and he knows all the albums, he's a fan of all the eras, so it feels very natural for him to write Voivodian material."
Mongrain, a long-time fan of Voivod, was openly reverent about the role that he would play in succeeding Piggy as the guitarist for the band.
I started off thinking 'What would Piggy do with this part?' or 'What would Piggy write?' and I ultimately let go of that and let the essence of Voivod take over. At the beginning I was pretty stressed but after a while, it came very naturally for me. Voivod's been my favorite band since I was 11 years old. I've listened to them more than any other band in my life! I realized I don't want to copy Piggy. Piggy's unique. He's a unique musician. A unique human being. Piggy was a genius. I cannot be Piggy, I can only be the Voivod fan I am doing my best to write Voivod music that I can. This is what Voivod sounds like from my perspective of what I think a new Voivod album could and should sound like.
Part of realizing that distinctive sound involved breaking down Piggy's approach into its constituent elements, according to Mongrain. Mongrain specifically referenced the signature chords of King Crimson as giving Voivod its "color". "Piggy was a big progressive music fan," Mongrain said. "These chords are the most dissonant you can get and in Voivod, Piggy would throw them everywhere. It has that crazy, chaotic, end-of-the-world, post-nuclear vibe that's really associated with Voivod now." Langevin also specifically references the "progressive thrash metal" sound of Target Earth, which he contrasts to the "stoner-punk-metal" approach of the previous three albums that Voivod completed with bassist Jason Newsted.
Voivod - канадская метал-группа из городка Жонкьер, расположенного недалеко от Квебека. Дебютный альбом Voivod выпустили в 1984 году. С тех пор было выпущено ещё 13 студийных альбомов. Стиль группы постепенно менялся от спид-метала к прогрессив- и треш-металу, и, наконец, к собственному стилю. Наибольшей популярности достиг альбом "Nothingface" 1989 года, который занял 114 место в чартах Billboard 200.
Licensed From – Iron Gang Factory
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Century Media Records Ltd.
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BC97535
Published By – peermusic
Recorded At – Wild Studio, St-Zénon
Recorded At – Studio Plateau
Mixed At – Hypercube Productions
Mastered At – The Boiler Room
Artwork – Away
Bass – Jean-Yves Thériault
Drums – Michel Away Langevin*
Guitar – Daniel Chewy Mongrain*
Lacquer Cut By – MK (11)
Layout – Rob Kimura
Lyrics By [Words By] – Snake (6)
Management [For Talk's Cheap Management] – James MacLean*
Mastered By – Collin Jordan
Mixed By – Sanford Parker
Performer [Interludes By] – Away, Blacky (2)
Photography By – Ronald Mc Gregor
Producer – Voivod*
Recorded By – Jean-Yves Thériault, Pierre Rémillard
Recorded By [Assistant] – Martin Brunet, Peter Edwards (3)
Voice – Denis Snake Bélanger*
Written-By [Songs By] – Voivod*
Pressed on black 180 gram vinyl. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 5 051099 826113
Matrix / Runout (Runout A Side): BC 97535-01 A1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Runout B Side): BC 97535-01 B1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Runout C Side): BC 97535-02 C1 MK
Matrix / Runout (Runout D Side): BC 97535-02 D1 MK
Label Code: LC 06975