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Animals and Man is the third studio album from American progressive/thrash metal band God Appendium, released on June 15, 1993. The album was produced by Joe Friese like its predecessors, and follows 1991's Satan's Call and is followed by the breakthrough Saviour Wrathful album.

Recording and backgroundEdit

Armed with twelve plus songs unused for Satan's Call that producer Joe Friese felt were of a different mood, God Appendium returned to the studio a two year break, mainly due to Victor "Vik" Tambling's wife Kathryn John's pregnancy of their second child Max Kirk Johns, named after Max Cavalera of Sepultura and Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Following the birth in 1992, Vik returned with the band to go over the songs which they felt should be on the next album. Joe Friese and the band both decided to record some of the songs originally planned, and the song "George's A Bitch", referencing to George H. W. Bush was removed from the collection of songs, as Joe Friese and the band thought it would be too much trouble to deal with. Initially seven songs from the unused Satan's Call recording sessions (Chained, Beating Me Down, Chagrin, Ain't No Eden, Burning Paradise, The War That Should Not Be, We're All Cattle) were chosen to be included on the album, and the band recorded an additional five new songs (Lines In The Sand, Animals and Man, Ain't No Eden II, No Feeling, Down the Styx) for the album.

Lyrics and musicEdit

Unlike Satan's Call, Animals and Man follows are more politically fueled vein of themes, although a few have mythological inspirations.

Release and receptionEdit

Animals and Man, of which the same titled song inspired the name of the album, was released on June 15, 1993. Like it's predecessing albums, it only reached success after 1996's Saviour Wrathful.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Chained" - 7:00
  2. "Beating Me Down" - 5:44
  3. "Chagrin" 2:45
  4. "Ain't No Eden" - 4:50
  5. "Burning Paradise" - 7:00
  6. "The War That Should Not Be" - 8:00
  7. "We're All Cattle" - 6:15
  8. "Lines In The Sand" - 3:00
  9. "Animals and Man" - 7:32
  10. "Ain't No Eden II" - 5:04
  11. "No Feeling" - 2:44
  12. "Down the Styx" - 8:00

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