Angel Rat

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Angel Rat
Angel Rat Voivod.jpg
Studio album by Voivod
Released November 12, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991 at Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre Progressive metal, progressive rock, alternative metal,[1] psychedelic rock
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 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 (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


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