Voivod – “Killing Technology” LP
The third studio album by Canada’s finest metal export. Released in 1987 on Noise Records, this pushes the raging thrash of their previous output into new, progressive teritory; increasingly taking a heavy influence from hardcore punk, not least in the vocals and lyrical content, which lifted them up, way above their metal peers, alongside the smarter crossover bands of the 80s. My introduction to Voidod was via a tape compilation made by an original member of Hellbastard. Astounding, but true. And I cannot believe I’ve just name dropped Hellbastard… good grief.