Virgos Merlot was a band that emerged at the end of the last millennium, bearing aural similarity to the sounds that Fuel and Finger Eleven were debuting at the same time. Not quite metal, but not quite Alt-Rock either, Virgos apparently got stuck in the doldrums of Industrial-Grunge limbo, never establishing a clear identity for themselves. Accordingly, the band only released one album.
'The Cycle' was one of Virgo's singles that I remember garnering short lived, but substantial airplay on rock radio nearly ten years ago. For those of us daring enough to defy our parents and stay up late enough to hear the songs terrestrial radio was too afraid to play during the day, tracks like 'The Cycle' served as worthy reward for our sacrifice of restorative sleep.Representative of the trendy nu-metal sound of its day, 'The Cycle' was a tasty product of its time. You can stream it below.
Virgos Merlot - 'The Cycle'