Voivod Infini

Voivod Infini
Their 12th studio album overall, Infini is allegedly the last album from prog-thrash metal outfit Voivod to feature Denis "Piggy" D'Amour. Purportedly culled from riffs and songs remaining on the deceased guitarist/founding member's computer, his surviving cohorts have fleshed them out into full-on numbers, compiling 13 tracks of new music. Surprisingly, Infini sounds quite cohesive and interesting, as if D'Amour was present for the entire affair. Very few moments come across as contrived or confused and a decent amount of genuinely great riffs ensures the majority of its 58 minutes are well planned. Sonically, Infini finds territory lost between Nothingface and Angel Rat, melding modest progressive tendencies with stable melodic passages and the occasional heavy metal tirade. From the driving, almost technical approach of "From The Cave" to mystical oddity of "Krap Radio" and on, Infini is infinitely impressive for coming from limited means. Surely D'Amour's spirit rests easy knowing that his legacy ends on such a solid note. (Sonic Unyon)