Voivod’s shift from their classic thrash-metal sound of the early ’80s to a more complexly syncopated form of techno-progressive heavy rock revolutionized the perception of HM in the whole 1987 music world. Released that same year, ‘Killing Technology’ – the third effort of these talented Quebecois led by Denis “Snake” Belanger on vocals and featuring axe-hero Denis “Piggy” D’Amour – set the pace for new developments in a genre that was tired of repetition and imploding on itself. It also showed how easy is to subvert the rigid schemes of a genre just by inventive, fantasy and skills. From their incredibly enlightened record 3, this French Canadian quartet gained a steady place in the firmament as true stars of leaded rock.