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Release date: 10 November 2008
Style: Avantgarde metal

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8.3 | 34 votes

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01. Stalkers Of The Drift
02. As Virulent As You
03. Archives
04. The Black Flux
05. Intermission: The Ocean Highway
06. Inward Bound
07. Lost Peacocks
08. Shame Eclipse
09. Strange Calm

Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Carl-Michael "Czral" "Aggressor" Eide - guitar, vocals
Einar "Esso" "Einz" Sjursø - drums
Petter "Plenum" Berntsen - bass

Guest musicians
Bård Ingebrigtsen - piano, baritone guitar, violin, effects
Benny "B9" Braaten - keyboards


Additional info
Produced by Bård Ingebrigtsen & Virus.

Recorded and mixed at Amper Tone Studios, Oslo, June 2007 - July 2008.
Mastered at Strype Audio by Tom Kvålsvoll.
Layout, logo and band pictures by Trine + Kim Design Studio in cooperation with Virus.
Front cover photography by Sapfo Stavrides. Edited by Einz.

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InnerSelf - 10.01.2013 at 22:21  
  Virus needs a couple of guitars a bass and drums to make Avantgarde Metal... learn kids.
NocturnalStalker - 23.05.2013 at 17:25  
Rating: 8
Written by InnerSelf on 10.01.2013 at 22:21

Virus needs a couple of guitars a bass and drums to make Avantgarde Metal... learn kids.

Well, actually, they used more instruments: piano, violin, keyboards and various effects samples, but the main instruments are just guitar, bass and drums - you are right.

As for the album... It's a great example of avant-garde metal. Not akin to aggressive kind of avant-garde like Unexpect that makes you lose your mind quickly but rather a kind that gradually rids you of your sanity.
InnerSelf - 23.05.2013 at 22:25  
 
Written by NocturnalStalker on 23.05.2013 at 17:25

Written by InnerSelf on 10.01.2013 at 22:21

Virus needs a couple of guitars a bass and drums to make Avantgarde Metal... learn kids.

Well, actually, they used more instruments: piano, violin, keyboards and various effects samples, but the main instruments are just guitar, bass and drums - you are right.

As for the album... It's a great example of avant-garde metal. Not akin to aggressive kind of avant-garde like Unexpect that makes you lose your mind quickly but rather a kind that gradually rids you of your sanity.

What i meant was that the avantegarde aspect of their music lies within the guitar/bass/drum work and that they didn't need to overload the album with weird instrumentation to make it sound authentic and fresh.
And i too am not on the unexpect side of the genre
NocturnalStalker - 24.05.2013 at 16:54  
Rating: 8
Written by InnerSelf on 23.05.2013 at 22:25

What i meant was that the avantegarde aspect of their music lies within the guitar/bass/drum work and that they didn't need to overload the album with weird instrumentation to make it sound authentic and fresh.
And i too am not on the unexpect side of the genre


I know, and you are surely right. Personally I like Unexpect and I like Virus as well as Sigh, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Ephel Duath, Atrox and tons of various avant-garde bands because there is plenty of diversity inside the genre, and I'm never bored.
InnerSelf - 24.05.2013 at 19:22  
 
Written by NocturnalStalker on 24.05.2013 at 16:54

I know, and you are surely right. Personally I like Unexpect and I like Virus as well as Sigh, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Ephel Duath, Atrox and tons of various avant-garde bands because there is plenty of diversity inside the genre, and I'm never bored.

Yeah, I too enjoy DSO, Sigh, Arcturus (which are one of my absolute favorite bands) amongst many others in the genre ... like you said, it's never boring
mz - 27.12.2013 at 22:24  
Rating: 9 The darkest, most difficult Virus album in my opinion.
Does this band ever cease to produce excellent music?

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