Released: Jan 2013
Label: Century Media
Together for three decades, Quebec's science-metal astronauts still rule their own planet.Target Earth, their 16th studio album, is named for its lead song, about a mass cyber-attack initiated on a home computer. That's followed by Inuit mythology, alien invasion, nuclear destruction, street demonstration, and deteriorating bodies and minds. Tracks tend toward longish but are dense, infectious and occasionally punk-speed, often opening with extended robot mechanics or incorporating indigenous globalisms. As for new guitarist Chewy, the late Piggy smiles down on him from prog-thrash heaven.