Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox com
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.30
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Virulence
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Virulence


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Virulence
"Please retry"
$9.49
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, January 23, 2007
"Please retry"
$9.03
$2.69 $0.92

Amazon's Only Crime Store

Visit Amazon's Only Crime Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Virulence + To the Nines + Pursuance
Price for all three: $29.63

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • ASIN: B000KHYOL4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,336 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Take Me
2. Everything For You
3. Shotgun
4. Eyes Of The World
5. Now's The Time
6. In Your Eyes
7. Just Us
8. There's A Moment
9. This Is Wretched
10. Too Loose
11. Framed Then Failed
12. Xanthology

Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larry Sakin on May 1, 2007
Format: Audio CD
With myriad punk poseurs in the current music scene, it's a pleasure to hear an album that recalls the glory days of the musical form. Only Crime's new record Virulence is such an album, and it is replete with sonic highpoints that reach the stratosphere.

Only Crime is another in a series of punk supergroups released on Fat Mike's Fat Wreck Chords. It features Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) on vocals, the incomparable Bill Stephenson (Descendents, All, Black Flag and about a 1000 other bands) on drums, Aaron Dalbec (Bane, Converge) on guitar, Zach Blair (Hagfish, GWAR) on other guitar, and Donivan Blair (Hagfish) on bass. As with their first album To the Nines, they create brilliant dissonance on Virulence with a vocal wallop that will floor you as quickly as a punch from Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

Only Crime reminds me of much of the work on West Coast punk pioneer Greg Ginn's SST label. A close comparison would be early All, and on some songs, a Keith Morris/Dez Cadena led Black Flag. Of course, Virulence is also heavily influenced by the groups' main projects but for the most part, this is a tribute to the heyday of West Coast punk, when bands like The Germs and later X reigned supreme in Los Angeles. But Only Crime doesn't stop there. Throughout the album, you can hear many influences interweaving with the punk, including a bit of avant-garde jazz a la Ornette Coleman, some of the experimental work of Robert Fripp and King Crimson, and the brooding rock of Black Sabbath.

Rankin is clearly in charge here, spitting lyrics out at 500 miles per second to keep up with Stephenson's relentless ninety beats per minute. Donivan Blair plays some of the chunkiest bass parts imaginable, and brother Zack and Dalbec rip through guitar parts like Neil Young on crank.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Fitzgerald on March 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm not so sure I like this better than To The Nines, but it does grow on me with each listen. More of the songs are like those not-so-great tunes from To The Nines, and less of the catchy-yet-not-cheesy songs from the former album. None of the songs are as good as Pray For Me, Real Enemy, or Sedated. The musicianship is a step-up though, especially with Donni's righteous bass playing. Russ sounds really good and fitting with the music. His lyrics were a good pickup again too (as opposed to the latest Good Riddance album, which sounds like he wrote all the lyrics on the spot in about 30 minutes). Bill Stevenson is still a unique, witty firecracker on the drums with ultra razor sharp rolls and fills. Usually I am not very big on the Blasting Room sound, but for what these guys are doing, the production is very suitable. Only Crime push the envelope and show more technical prowess than most punk and hardcore bands. It seems like they are going for the Black Flag sound a bit. Big difference: Greg Ginn was a horrible musician who's music sounded accidental. Only Crime's dissonant sounds are very deliberate and cleverly orchestrated. Highlight tracks are Shotgun, Just Us, and Too Loose.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shome dasgupta on March 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Only Crime's 'Virulence' is a great CD to pick up - it's easy to listen to when you want to concentrate, when you want to relax, or when you just want to drive around and lose yourself. It's a freight-train of songs, impacting the auditory senses and flooding the body with a gamut of emotions. 'Virulence' is good for those sunny days, those rainy days, and those days when there is no weather at all. "Just Us" (Track 7) is up there as one of my favorite songs of all time, but the album, as whole, stands strong. And even if you never got into hardcore-punk music, this one will certainly catch your attention as it captures and conveys the truest of human sentiments.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?