Album Review: Pheromones by Animal Alpha

Album Name: Pheromones
Artist: Animal Alpha
Year/Label: 2005 / Racing Junior

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Norway’s Animal Alpha has a heavy sound and a strong vocalist in Agnete Maria Forfang Kjolsrud.

Opener “Billy Bob Jackson” trashes wildly as Kjolsrud wails like one possessed.

“Bundy” sounds like a female-fronted Tool. Kjolsrud goes from girlish sweetness to demented fury even as guitarists Christian Wibe and Christer André Cederberg excel.

“Catch Me” sounds catchy despite being hard. The singer adopts a satanic Gwen Stefani voice, when she’s not growling or giggling disturbingly. She’s a star.

“Bend Over” is a grinding song with some excellent guitar work.

This debut should make fans of harder music very happy.

Posted on December 22, 2005

Track Listing
1. Billy Bob Jackson
2. I.R.W.Y.T.D
3. Bundy
4. Most Wanted Cowboy
5. Catch Me
6. 101 Ways
7. Deep In
8. My Droogies
9. Bend Over
10. Remember The Day

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