MP3: Animal Alpha - Breed again

I have conflicted feelings about Animal Alpha. They are guilty of committing many grievous nü-metal clichés, but on the other hand, they usually manage to pull it off somewhat tastefully. "Somewhat" being relative to your tolerance level, I suppose. Personally, I still enjoy "Roots"-era Sepultura and will even own up to enjoying a few Soulfly tunes (I even saw them on their first tour), so it's not as if I never dipped my toes in this stuff, but I'm also not completely comfortable with it. Let us not forget all the horrible crap that this scene begat, though such bands will remain nameless here. Animal Alpha walks the line and as long as I don't think too hard about it, I can enjoy it. The new album "You pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need to edge" is mercifully short and to-the-point and when they're not competently recycling "Roots"-esque drop-d style riffage, vocalist Agnete Kjølsrud carries the band with her intense screams and surprisingly strong melodic singing. "Breed again" offers a good balance between the two sides, so even if you can't take the heaviness, you can at least try to appreciate their arena rock aspirations. Like it or not, they are good at what they do.

Animal Alpha - Breed again