The Outer Limits (album)

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The Outer Limits
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Studio album by Voivod
Released August 3, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993 at Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock
Length 54:18
Label MCA/Mechanic
Producer Mark S. Berry
Voivod chronology
Angel Rat
The Outer Limits
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The Outer Limits is the eighth album release, and the seventh studio album, by Canadian heavy metal band Voivod. It was issued via Mechanic/MCA Records in 1993, following the compilation release of The Best of Voivod. The Outer Limits was the final album to feature vocalist Denis Bélanger until his 2002 return.

The Outer Limits was also Voivod's first album without original bassist Blacky, who had left the band after the release of the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful 1991 album Angel Rat. Uncomfortable with the idea of bringing in an immediate replacement for Blacky, Voivod opted to have session musician Pierre St-Jean play bass guitar for the recording of the album.

The album features, "The Nile Song," a cover of a song by progressive rock band Pink Floyd and their longest song "Jack Luminous" tracking in at 17 minutes and 26 seconds.

When originally issued, the CD came with a miniature pair of 3D glasses in order to view the booklet art correctly.

Greg Saunier, drummer of the prominent, experimental indie band Deerhoof has cited "Jack Luminous" as his favorite song of all time.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Bélanger, D'Amour and Langevin, except where indicated.
  1. "Fix My Heart" – 4:53
  2. "Moonbeam Rider" – 4:10
  3. "Le Pont Noir" – 5:43
  4. "The Nile Song" – 4:00 (Pink Floyd cover) (Roger Waters)
  5. "The Lost Machine" – 5:53
  6. "Time Warp" – 3:55
  7. "Jack Luminous" – 17:26
  8. "Wrong-Way Street" – 3:50
  9. "We Are Not Alone" – 4:28