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Artist:

Virus

Album:

Sick of Lies

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Lion Music
Genre: [Modern Metal/Grunge/Rock]
Overall Rating: 7.5
Music: 7.0
Production: 8.5


Virus' debut album "Sick of Lies" offers both melodies as well as ferocious riffs. Although the band has just released their debut album, they aren't by any means a newcomer to the field of modern metal... Virus was already formed in 2000, and since then the members have played in various bands. Drawing influences from grunge, modern metal and rock, Virus has developed a style similar to that of Godsmack's.

The songs on this album vary from hard-hitting metal tunes to more ballad-like rock sentimentality. Music coupled with emotional vocals is always a pleasure to listen to, and thus Virus is above an average band. However, not all of the songs on this album are as fortuitous as the band has potential for. Nonetheless, "Sick of Lies" proves that Virus is undoubtedly a band with potential.

Rolf Munkes (Empire, Majesty, Razorback) handled the production on this album. The sounds are assertive and to the point, so there's not much to complain. Also the mastering has been done skilfully without squashing the mix. All in all, "Sick of Lies" is rather well-produced album.

In its entirety, Virus' debut offering is averagely good... there's still room for improvement, but as a debut album "Sick of Lies" definitely makes a strong impact to the audience. Maybe a slightly more original approach would help the band to distinguish themselves from the better known acts.

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- MAGE (May 25th, 2005)




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LINE-UP:
Widderson, Frank: Vocals
W., Sascha: Guitar
M., Steffen: Guitar
B., Andy: Bass
Bopre, Udo: Drums
Producer: Munkes, Rolf
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Virus - Sick of Lies  CD  Cover Image
01. Lost
02. For My Sun
03. Mother Earth
04. Once
05. Homeless
06. Payday
07. 360
08. Caged
09. Bleedin'
10. Fool
11. Free
12. No More Lies
13. Who

Length: 45:14
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