Animosity
Animal


4.0
excellent

Review

by FukuiSan USER (1 Reviews)
October 1st, 2007 | 96 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another solid album from Animosity. Follows on the same path of the last two albums.

A lot of you may be turned off completely by Animosity just by what you hear from other people. You ask what they sound like and of course the response by whoever you’re talking with is something like… “Well…it’s real death-like…but kind of core-ish, you know?” I don’t know about you, but automatically I think to myself that this is just another band you might find on Myspace and shrug off without actually looking into. One of the many, many bands that you see more and more of these days that seem to be coming out of the woodwork, and that keep getting worse as you find more of them.

Animosity is definitely not one of those bands. Animosity stands out from the crowd for a few reasons, and I won’t mention all of them, but one is definitely just plain talent. They play speedy music with incredible precision in every aspect, most notably the drums department. I mention drums especially here because I just saw the band three days ago and was blown away by what the drummer was able to pull off live, and is also why I’m able to review this album a week before It’s release date. The drummer not only plays everything spot on, but also throws in some stuff that wasn’t on their albums. If blast beats appeal to you, then the drumming will really catch your ear on this album, especially in Terrorstorm. The guitars here follow the same pattern as before with quick riffs in some parts and slowed down chugs in others, but this time around there are some shrieking solos that seem to come from nowhere. Progression in Defeat and Plunder Incorporated are both good examples of all three traits of the guitar in the album.


Animal continues on the theme of their last two albums, musically and also lyrically. The lyrics do change up a bit though with a lot of them seeming to deal with personal issues and You Can’t Win appears to be about a love interest gone bad, or possibly passed away, which to me was surprising coming from Animosity. Don’t think that’s all the album is about though, there is still a good amount of lyrics focusing on religion, and politics, and how they aren’t pleased with either of them.

This album is really just a progression of their last two in every way, and the more I listen to it the more I like it. It shows how all of the musicians have grown and shows off all of their skills wonderfully. I can’t find any real point to go into a track by track mostly because the album consists of exactly what I mentioned before, blast beats, chugs, shrieking solos, speedy riffs, and of course the ever brutal scream and growl of Leo Miller. All the songs consist of what I mentioned, just in different orders. I wouldn't take that as a negative, but some people might complain of a lack of variety. But who's really looking for variety in Death Metal? You could get real into it if you wanted, but I see this as an album to blast in your car on the way to work, or in my case, high school.


+’s
+ Incredible speed and precision.
+ Quite brutal, if you’re into that.
+ Amazing drummer.
-’s
- Not really that much variety, I personally don’t mind, others might.


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Mouth (4)
Fast, brutal, and in-your-face, Animal is a truly great release that showcases deathcore done right....

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FukuiSan
September 29th 2007


179 Comments


First review. Any tips?

This Message Edited On 10.10.07

Jom
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2007


2688 Comments


Is there a stream of this album available somewhere, or has it been officially released anywhere? If not, I can't put this on the site until Tuesday at 12:00AM
If you know, please let me know. Also, to add album art, please find a .JPG image of it. Then, go to "My Profile," followed by "Edit My Reviews" in the lefthand panel, and you can add it that way.
Thanks!

FukuiSan
September 30th 2007


179 Comments


Thanks a whole lot dude. No it won't be released until October 2, and there is no place to stream it as far as I know. But thanks a lot.

SylentEcho
September 30th 2007


1573 Comments


nice first review, next time try and give a short summary of each song if you can, just add a few details here and there. Im checking this album out.

FukuiSan
September 30th 2007


179 Comments


Won't let me add artwork for some reason, tried like 5 times. It's a jpg but it just won't work.

gasmaskman
September 30th 2007


1006 Comments


definitely a solid follow-up to Empire(s?).

Confessed2005
October 1st 2007


3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's Empires.

Last album was awesome and as a live band they're truly something else. I shall be getting this as soon as possible.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2007


2688 Comments


Fixed the Ye Olde album art.

Dethtrasher
October 1st 2007


2211 Comments


Great 1st review! :thumb:
I'm not into blast-beats that much so I will probably not check this out.

Yyy
October 1st 2007


289 Comments


you aren't going to listen to this because it has blast beats?

kalkal50
October 1st 2007


2386 Comments


bwhaiobhpoThis Message Edited On 10.26.08

Abaddon2005
October 1st 2007


684 Comments


Yeah pretty tight album.

i am the robots
October 1st 2007


1027 Comments


Jom, they've been selling it at shows on their tour with BTBAM.

FukuiSan
October 1st 2007


179 Comments


Thanks for fixing the artwork Jom.

Wizard
October 1st 2007


19519 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A few run-on sentences here and there but your review still got the message across. I will be checking this out. How do people compare these guys to any 'core' type of bands?

Digging: Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire

snerefedsav
October 1st 2007


842 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

real solid album. probably gonna buy it when it comes out. got a lot more technical, though i have to say i like the drumming on empires more. navene seems to be going more for speed on animal, and i preferred the constant change-ups from empires. still a great album. BR00T4L as fuck. haha i had to say it

FukuiSan
October 1st 2007


179 Comments


Lol snerefedsav.

I couldn't really think of any core band to compare it to dude...it's real light on the core, and real heavy on the death.This Message Edited On 10.01.07

Confessed2005
October 2nd 2007


3314 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Imagine an improved Despised Icon with more interesting instrumentation and variation in the vocals I'd say.

snerefedsav
October 2nd 2007


842 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i like despised icon and animosity and it's hard for me to pick the better one. animosity is more varied and interesting, but for some reason they lack this atmosphere that despised icon has.

either way, i gotta go to the show when it hits chicago. animosity, btbam, and horse the band is too hard to resist.

gasmaskman
October 2nd 2007


1006 Comments


The only good tour coming to Wisconsin!!! Yyyyyyeeeeeeaaaaaaaaah.

Definitely NOT passing it up. Three amazing bands (four I think, because the End is there, right?)



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