The Meat We're Made Of
The roots of Frances ANIMALIZE go back to 2014, when the moniker was first chosen, but their lineup didnt solidify until 2018. From the beginning, the power-trios influences were set: heavy metal from the 70s and 80s, but specifically the likes of Loudness, W.A.S.P., Tokyo Blade, Glenn Tipton, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes, and Annihilator and especially classic French heavy metal like ADX, Malediction, Sortilège and Warning. Synthwave and New Wave, both old and new, also musically influence ANIMALIZE. However, it is the bands love of movies which arguably influences ANIMALIZEs outlook the most. For them, a visual identity and atmosphere - whether in their visual aesthetic, be it artwork or onstage, or especially their upcoming videos - is of the utmost importance. Film also feeds their lyrics, quite often. The band states that such movies as Evil Dead, Mad Max, Pet Sematary, Masters of the Universe, and Terminator are among their most beloved.