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Celebrating 35(!) Years Of Voivod’s Rrröööaaarrr

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Rrröööaaarrr is the second studio album by Canadian thrash royalty  Voivod. It was released on March 14th, 1986 on Noise Records.

Ripping Side:

  1. “Korgüll the Exterminator” – 4:57
  2. “Fuck Off and Die” – 3:37
  3. “Slaughter in a Grave” – 4:07
  4. “Ripping Headaches” – 3:14
  5. “Horror” – 4:13

Thrashing Side:

  1. “Thrashing Rage” – 4:35
  2. “The Helldriver” – 3:45
  3. “Build Your Weapons” – 4:46
  4. “To the Death!” – 5:12
Voïvod – Rrröööaaarrr (CD) - Discogs

Review:

A huge step up from their primitive 1984 debut, Voivod‘s Rrröööaaarrr was very much a thrash album but the seeds were already being sown for the progressive metal majesty that was to come.

“Thrashing Rage”, “Ripping Headaches” (the two go hand in hand, right?) and “Korgull The Exterminator” have rightfully gone down as Voivod classics; unashamedly raw, sonically abrasive and totally unique in construct.

Here was futuristic thrash personified and this was achieved all while the genre was still finding its feet! No easy task…..but then Voivod were already no normal band.

Rrröööaaarrr – the first sign that Voivod were to become a truly progressive global force – may be an abrasive experience but its merciless, mechanised and monstrous sound remains an enthralling and engrossing listen; even 35 years after its release!

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