- Product Code: LM677
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The third full-length studio album by American Heavy Metal band.
The project of ex- W.A.S.P. founding guitarist Randy Piper.
Randy was a partner to two great releases by W.A.S.P., their first self-titled, "W.A.S.P.", and the amazing 1985 "The Last Command" albums. After Randy’s departure from W.A.S.P. back in 1986 and a little bit of work with Alice Cooper, two years later he formed Animal, tending to re-ignite the 80s ideals and recreate the feeling of W.A.S.P. The thing that is a bit unfortunate is that the first release to surface by Animal was in the year 2002, 14 years after the band’s formation. While forming the band, Randy took the great vocalist, Rich Lewis, who displays great vocal ability and resembles Blackie Lawless’ vocal line and style but with less raspy edges.
"Virus" displays a great sound production with a lot of strength and power. The sound can be almost immediately recognized as a W.A.S.P. influenced 80s and 90s sound. However, the guitars are heavier and the vocals a bit more melodic. Yet, Randy tried to add some elements of his own with some great riffs and amazing solos.
Also, the album includes a cover song of The Cranberries' “Zombie”. Here, Animal do a great job of making a low tempo song into something more energetic and melodic under Rich Lewis’s great vocals.
Randy Piper continues, by Animal, some of W.A.S.P.'s older tradition but with his share of ability and experience. Animal takes on the Heavy Metal approach and brings back the classic era when many youths were influenced by Heavy Metal and in glory was for everyone. "Virus" is an example of a great work by a man of great talent. An excellent album, that rocks, and it's highly recommended for melodic Heavy Metal fans!
Locomotive Records, 2008 (LM677). Bootlegged replica.
1. Cardiac Arrest 4:12
2. Can't Stop 5:01
3. Don't Wanna Die 3:46
4. Crying Eagle 3:26
5. Unnatural High 3:48
6. Judgement Day 3:55
7. Who's Next 3:01
8. Zombie (The Cranberries cover) 3:36
9. Shoot To Kill 3:24
10. L.U.S.T. 4:16
Total playing time: 38:25 min.