Voivod - Target Earth (2013)

First let me explain that I totally loved "Infini", so I'm not going to babble how this record is a comeback or anything. Voivod's latest offering "Target Earth" is about some new blood in their sound. With their new guitarist Daniel Mongrain (of the Canadian technical death metal band Martyr) they've basically achieved a progressive wholeness, just like they did years ago in "Killing Technology". I also don't think comparing it with "Dimension Hatröss" would be proper, because it has a lot more to do with dissonant, proggy structures rather than just angular thrashy riffage. Running over 56 minutes, it's a great chunk of thrash goodness to start the year with, and yes, it does raise the expectations for any other thrash/prog metal release after it.