Recorded by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Electric Wizard), Venom Prison's pummeling full-length debut Animus is 10 tracks of aural assaulting brutality. Led by frontwoman, L, Venom Prison tackles such subjects as social Darwinism, misogyny, rape culture and the rejection of God and religion. The artwork for Animus was created by German based legendary artist, Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sigh) who worked closely with L to capture some of the themes of the album.
L elaborates, "The album's lyrics capture and portrait various forms of fighting an oppressive force. One of them struck Eliran's eye as the most livid out of them all. In Perpetrator Emasculation a rapist is being force-fed his own genitalia. It's not a secret that death metal art and lyrical content often involve violence against women and we liked the idea of turning the tables. That lyrical segment depicts the title and theme of the record very well and the visual execution makes your flesh crawl with vengeance."