Angel Rat

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Angel Rat
Angel Rat Voivod.jpg
Studio album by Voivod
Released November 12, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Studio Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal,[1]
Length 42:29
Label Mechanic/MCA
Producer Terry Brown, Steve Sinclair
Voivod chronology
Nothingface
(1989)Nothingface1989
Angel Rat
(1991)
The Best of Voivod
(1992)The Best of Voivod1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[3]
Rock Hard 9.0/10[4]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[5]

Angel Rat is the sixth studio 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. A music video was made for the song "Clouds in My House".

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 (later to leave again in 2014).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Voivod

No. Title Length
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

Personnel[edit]

Voivod
Additional musicians
Production
  • Terry Brown - producer, engineer, mixing
  • John Bailey, L. Stu Young - assistant engineers
  • Pierre Jasmin - computer programming
  • Kiisti Matsuo - lyrical consultant
  • Steve Sinclair - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christe, Ian (2004). "Transforming the 1990s: The Black Album & Beyond". Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. !t Books. New York City: HarperCollins. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-380-81127-4. 
  2. ^ Prato, Greg. "Voivod - Angel Rat review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 490. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  4. ^ Stratmann, Holger (1991). "Review Dynamit: Voivod - Angelrat". Rock Hard (in German). No. 55. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Voivod - Angel Rat". Sputnikmusic. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 2017-07-17.