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Artist: Yngwie Malmsteen

Title: Facing The Animal

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1998

Label: Mercury

Catalog Number: 536737


Yngwie Malmsteen guitars
Mats Leven vocals
Barry Dunaway Bass
Mats Olausson Keyboards
Cozy Powell Drums


1.  Braveheart  5:18
2.  Facing the Animal  4:37
3.  Enemy  4:53
4.  Sacrifice  4:16
5.  Like an Angel  5:47
6.  My Resurrection  4:47
7.  Another Time  5:02
8.  Heathens From the North  3:38
9.  Alone in Paradise  4:33
10.  End of My Rope  4:23
11.  Only the Strong  6:04
12.  Poison in Your Veins  4:21
13.  Air on a Theme  1:44
Total Running Time:  59:23

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Alessandro Date: June 24, 2001 at 9:13
Nothing to say... it's very amazing!!!! Goran Edman is a God for me, but yngwie too... so I thing that's the best yngwie's album!!!

From: WhiteLion Date: August 10, 2001 at 0:30
Yes this album is really terrific! Yngwie succeds in forming a band-like sound rather than his own thing!! Cozy Powell on drums also (R.I.P) By the way, the singer is not Vescera, it's Mats Levèn! Great vocals also

From: wade Date: August 29, 2001 at 14:56
this is a awsome album great tunes.great guitar wizary as always this was a good come back

From: pingüino Date: November 9, 2001 at 15:39
ohhh no here we have again, he comes to damage our ears with this so-called songs: the roadrunner Malmsteen. I don't really know how Yngwie can live with himself...he believes he's the king of the world but at the same time he recognises he's not good enough as to create different music after so many years. I listened to the album and i only have one word to describe it: CRAP!!! Fortunately i didn't spend a penny on it cause i could listen to it for free!!! Yngwie: STOP COPYING YOURSELF

From: Dragonfly Date: December 15, 2001 at 9:47
Mat Leven is at the vocals on this one. I have to say he is the weakest link in all of the Yngwie lineups. Even if he is from my homeland also. Thats ok because Yngwie makes up for it. Thankfully Mark Boals came back for a couple of the newer releases and they are super. Get them too.

From: motley Date: April 23, 2002 at 20:31
Well far from the best album.. Leven does an outstanding work here, love his voice. along woth Boals and Vescara Leven is the best vocalists Yngwie has ever brought

From: koogles Date: July 20, 2002 at 14:12
A return to the commercial style of "Odyssey". "Alone in Paradise" sounds like "Heaven Tonight Part 2". "Another Time" is also a throwback to Yngwie's glory days of size 30 waistlines.

From: robert Date: March 29, 2003 at 21:52
Aqui para mi ya empieza a caer en la repeticion y en la falta d ideas este pedazo d genio q nos a dejado tantos buenisimos discazos... Another Time es una verdader pasada, lastima q el resto del disco no siga esta linea... aver si vuelve a hacer 2 obras d arte como ODYSSEY y ECLIPSE.

From: RichieRocker Date: March 29, 2003 at 22:06
Hey will you people please speak english!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We wanna know what you write!!!!

From: robert Date: March 30, 2003 at 15:47
RichieRocker, me a parecido entender q escribamos todos por favor en ingles o algo asi, creo q tiene q haber libertad para q cada uno se exprese como sepa, joer ojala supiera ingles, pero amigo respondeme a esto,¿q pasa con los q no sabemos ingles, y amamos esta musica? EXPRESSION FREE FOR ALL=LIBERTAD D EXPRESION PARA TODOS!! Vive y deja vivir, escribe y deja escribir! Spanish and englisH languages friends for HARD/AOR MUSIC!! ¿NO OS PARECE? Saludos desde Barcelona Spain!

From: RichieRocker Date: March 30, 2003 at 16:44
Dude!! Robert! I have no idea what you just wrote man???

From: robert Date: March 30, 2003 at 23:17
I'm sorry Richie! Excuseme please, but I'm no speak english!! I LOVE THIS MUSIC! hard/aor forever!! Si algun buen amigo español puede espresarle a este buen hombre lo q trato d decir, se lo agradeceria, y no es mas q buen royo,paz y amor!! ah! y NO A LA GUARRA, DIGO A LA GUERRA!!! STOP THE WAR!! saludations for all from Barna city!!

From: CHIRO Date: April 8, 2003 at 21:51

From: RR-Finland Date: August 28, 2003 at 6:35
Chiro is right. Something died after this one... Very good album after all. Cozy does it best. First track reminds me some Lord Of The Dance stuff, I don´t know why heh heh It´s good tune and there´s lots more of them. Yngwie do this again!

From: Jiordan Date: December 3, 2003 at 0:51
Joder!, tengo casi todos los cd's de Yngwie menos este, segun los comentarios parece muy bueno. Ah y por sierto apoyo a Robert en todo lo que escribio, creo que muchos de los grupos de habla Inglesa estaria muriendose de hambre sin el apoyo de otros Rockeros alrededor del mundo que hablen otros idiomas.Hey Richie,did you know what were the best Metal Bands between 80"s and 90's???....Spanish and Hispanic Metal Bands!.So come on man, Spanish here means a lot!!. Un saludo a todos desde Costa Rica!

From: robert Date: December 3, 2003 at 19:26
Gracias Jiordan y Muchos Saludos desde Barcelona!! por cierto,este disco d Yngwie es d los ultimos q tienen temazos tan geniales como: ANOTHER TIME No t lo pierdas!!!

From: MADMAX Date: December 12, 2003 at 23:18
Mike Vescera don't sing on this album. Vocals are handled by Mats Leven ..and very well! One of the best Malmsteens, if not the best!

From: chiro Date: October 3, 2004 at 18:27
i'd like to explain something.MATS LEVENS is a real singer.He sings with his real voice and its a powerfull and beatifull voice.Others singers like mike vescera(That i love it too)sings with something called falsettes.The falsettes are used to get the high tunes you can't reach with your real voice.For example in the song 7 sign.Mike vescera used falsettes in the high tunes.and mats leven(you can listen to it in the live album)reachs the tune with his own voice.I hope you GET what i say.Thanks

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 18:47
This one is absolutely amazing. I nearly s$*! my pants when I heard this for the very first time. The vocals were fantastic. I've never taken any spanish, but I'll try my hand at it; Si algun buen amigo espanol puede espresarle a este buen hombre lo q tratro d decir, se lo agradeceria, e no es mas q buen royo,paz y amore!! (whatever all that means).

From: Geoff Date: January 4, 2005 at 6:39
Without a seconds doubt this is the best Yngwie release out there. The mighty Mats leven can do no wrong on vocals, and he actually has some great songs here to lend his mighty voice to. 'Facing the animal', 'Enemy', 'My resurrection' and the killer 'Another time' are all stand outs, but there are many more on this one - a huge surprise for a Yngwie album - more killer than fillers. And as I say, IMO by far his best CD.

From: Trick Taylor Date: January 4, 2005 at 10:51
I agree with Geoff that this a very strong release. One drawback for me has always been Leven's vocal fills. Listen to this record a few times through and you find the same "oh yeahs!" in most every song. Small thing I know, but once you are clued into it it's hard to ignore.

From: CHIRO Date: January 13, 2005 at 16:20

From: "el gran Ñako" Date: January 29, 2006 at 8:27
Debo ser un bicho raro. Parece ser que Yngwie es un plasta y no hace más que copiarse a sí mismo. Cuantos más discos suyos descubro, más me gusta y lo admiro. Buen disco, en su línea. Para que completeis los datos:Yngwie Malmsteen: Guitars.Cozy Powell: Drums.Mats Leven: Lead vocals.Mats Olausson: Keyboards.Barry Dunaway: Bass.

From: Muddley Date: July 6, 2006 at 14:22
This one is SOOO Funny. Check it out. Mr. Ego. Ha ha.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 29, 2007 at 12:14
HUGE CD 99/100 this LINE UP is a killer the best since the LEGENDARY "marching out" RISING FORCE one MATS LEVEN is great as usual one of the best/versatile VOCALIST in SWEDEN ! From the great H ABSTRACT ALGEBRA to AT VANCE from SWEDISH EROTICA to the HUGE 1992's TREAT from gothic/symphonic THERION to DOGFACE from the very XTREM ESSENCE OF SORROW to the doomy KRUX !very good songs great prod.get the JAP.edition the bonus track"casting pearl before the SWINE"is a killer song /D

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 29, 2007 at 12:20
YNGWIE is YNGWIE and love him or hate him is the one and only HUGE VIKING SHREDDER father of all the SHREDDERs out there ! Maybe is not the coolest guy to live with but hey , do you have to live with him ????? Just listen to the MUSICAL GENEROSITY and to his MYSTICAL PLAYING and maybe you get the idea ! or listen to "casting pearl before the swine"once more / if you still don't get the picture then listen to something else !YNGWIE rules for ever !

From: Japangea Date: December 6, 2008 at 1:07
Both Mats and Cozy didi pretty good joj on this CD.One of Yngwie's best albums.

From: marianorobrock Date: May 18, 2009 at 23:12
Mats leven in voice, what can Y said, a masterpiece of malmsteen with one of the great singer in world. The disk is fuckin amazing, sacrifice, facing the animal and another time rocks.Y love mats leven ` voice. 90/100 man. Only for men

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