I’ve been listening to Voïvod this morning since I borrowed their 2018 album The Wake from the public library.
This is weird, proggy metal—and I like it. There’s definitely some jazz influence in here, but according to Wikipedia some of the band’s members are fans of King Crimson.
That’s fine with me, since I grew up listening to King Crimson thanks to my dad, and if my life had a soundtrack I suspect “21st Century Schizoid Man” would be part of it.
This piece has a sense of urgency that I find energizing. If you’re not already listening to Hiromi, you should start here.