Noise, you’ve had decades, what gives? As a long-time fan, I seriously don’t get this collection or package. Brought to you by BMG, this is the “K-Tel version” Greatest Hits for metalheads; for newer fans with little to no knowledge of the band’s critical years. So, you would get this because it would be a good starting point of their real gems. As a collector piece to fill any gaps though, this isn’t necessary at all.

Any real fans, you should seriously have had all of these for a long time now. More-or-less every track from Killing Technology, RRROOOAAARRR, and Dimension Hatross is here. Where is “This Is Not An Exercise” or “To The Death”? “Cosmic Drama” is not here either? Seems some people’s idea of “Best Of” varies drastically.

Mind you, this collection isn’t bad by any means, it’s just what it is. Voivod is an amazing, pioneering band by every standard and this is a very good intro for newcomers. That said, with actual extended reissues coming out for each album soon enough, the faithful die-hards should know where to go.

Build Your Weapons: The Very Best of The Noise Years 1986-1988 Track Listing:

Disc 1:
01. Korgüll the Exterminator
02. Fuck Off and Die
03. Ripping Headaches
04. Thrashing Rage
05. The Helldriver
06. Build Your Weapons
07. Killing Technology
08. Overreaction
09. Tornado
10. Forgotten in Space

Disc 2:
01. Ravenous Medicine
02. Order of the Blackguards
03. Cockroaches
04. Experiment
05. Tribal Convictions
06. Chaosmongers
07. Technocratic Manipulators
08. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems
09. Brain Scan
10. Psychic Vacuum

Run Time: Disc 1 – 49:20; Disc 2 – 47:37
Release Date: April 28, 2017

Check out the track “Killing Technology”