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on 26 February 2002
This is a truely great album. Voivod further exploring the physchedelic influence of their previous album (Dimension Hatross) and going off into uncharted musical waters. Not just a classic to metalheads but also to anyone into bold, original and powerful music.
Nothingface saw the band develop into a heavy Pink Floyd (indeed the album contains an amazing cover of Floyd's "astronomy domine").There are mellower, more reflective moments than on their earlier music - a broadening of their musical horizon.
WARNING - this is an addictive and hypnotic album, once played it takes over your mind and swallows you up!!!Destined to be a permanent fixture on your stereo!!
A masterpiece - don't go on another day without it.
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on 28 January 2013
A lot of people will tell you Voivod's best album is Dimension Hatross. Whilst DH is a fine record, Nothingface is my favourite Voivod album. With this release, Voivod strayed from the punk and metal of earlier works and became truly unique.

I found Nothingface after reading a glowing review in 1989. At the time, Voivod were headlining above little-known US bands Soundgarden and Faith No More. Whilst Voivod's contemporaries were breaking down barriers between musical genres, Voivod had a different proposition - They didn't need to be different, they simply WERE different. The computer generated album cover on Nothingface perfectly complements the sound of a band who fuse science-fiction, art and experimental rock music.

The late Denis D'amour's guitar parts are wonderful creations. He favours synthetic scales & diminished 5th chords, giving the music a mathematical machine-like precision. Tremolo and echo effects are used to convey the vastness of the cosmos. Although Nothingface is less guitar-heavy than previous albums, the bass thunders along to fill out the bottom end - It's my favourite bass sound on any record - Crunchy and distorted without dominating the music. The drums feature plenty of double kick beats, nifty fills and jagged time changes. The vocals are French accented with imaginative lyrics. It's hard to think of a vocalist like Snake. Oh and there's accordions too - Against all odds it sounds splendid.

Suffice to say, Voivod have created a unique little universe in their music. If you want to hear four perfectly matched musicians who never stray from their artistic vision, you will find much to enjoy here.
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on 4 June 2013
Voivod always looks weird band for me, they always sounds different from the bands i used to listen to.
Altough, i like the album, it's not one of the best in my opinion but still very good album to listen to.
There are some songs i can easily like and some not, but anyway this album is good enough to have it and it is highly recommended.
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on 5 August 2008
This is one of the best albums ever recorded. It has a great guitar sound - very psychedelic, dissonant and experimental. The songs are very strong and Snake's voice sounds awesome. I can't believe it hasn't been re-released - and as it's such an awesome record I'm not surprised people are asking so much for it second hand.
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on 11 September 2013
i originally bought this album the week it came out on tape.
still sounds as good & new as it did all those years ago.
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on 27 May 2015
Excellent record.
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on 27 August 2014
all time classic
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