Angel Rat

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Angel Rat
Studio album by Voivod
Released November 12, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991 at Metalworks Studios, Canada
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal[1]
Length 42:29
Label MCA/Mechanic
Producer Terry Brown
Voivod chronology
Nothingface
(1989)
Angel Rat
(1991)
The Outer Limits
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Angel Rat is the sixth album released by the Canadian heavy metal band Voivod. Produced by Terry Brown of Rush fame, it was released in 1991 by Mechanic/MCA Records and is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed release, 1989's Nothingface. On this album, Voivod adopts a more alternative/progressive/psychedelic rock sound, as opposed to the progressive metal of Nothingface. "Clouds in My House" was made as a music video.

While Angel Rat was released on a major record label, the album initially received mixed reviews and was not as successful as Nothingface, though it has gained a strong cult following in recent times.[citation needed] Before the release of the album, bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (Blacky) departed from the group, but rejoined in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Voivod
  1. "Shortwave Intro" - 0:25
  2. "Panorama" - 3:10
  3. "Clouds in My House" - 4:47
  4. "The Prow" - 3:30
  5. "Best Regards" - 3:52
  6. "Twin Dummy" - 2:52
  7. "Angel Rat" - 3:35
  8. "Golem" - 4:33
  9. "The Outcast" - 3:17
  10. "Nuage Fractal" - 3:43
  11. "Freedoom" - 4:37
  12. "None of the Above" - 4:08

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christe, Ian (2003). Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. HarperCollins. Chapter 13 Transforming the 1990s: The Black Album & Beyond.
  2. ^ Allmusic review