STAIND

Hard Rock / Nu Metal / Alternative Metal • United States
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Staind are an alternative metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts. They formed in 1995, and are known as being one of the major bands as part of the "nu-metal" movement of the late 1990s. Their lineup has been consistent throughout the band's existence, featuring vocalist/guitarist Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April, and drummer Jon Wysocki. Their total album sales have exceeded 15 million worldwide.

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Atlantic 2011
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Break The CycleBreak The Cycle
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DysfunctionDysfunction
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STAIND Tormented album cover 3.79 | 7 ratings
Tormented
Nu Metal 1996
STAIND Dysfunction album cover 3.36 | 7 ratings
Dysfunction
Nu Metal 1999
STAIND Break the Cycle album cover 3.95 | 10 ratings
Break the Cycle
Alternative Metal 2001
STAIND 14 Shades of Grey album cover 3.20 | 5 ratings
14 Shades of Grey
Hard Rock 2003
STAIND Chapter V album cover 3.00 | 4 ratings
Chapter V
Hard Rock 2005
STAIND The Illusion of Progress album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
The Illusion of Progress
Hard Rock 2008
STAIND Staind album cover 3.00 | 4 ratings
Staind
Nu Metal 2011

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STAIND Chapter II-IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chapter II-IV
Hard Rock 2004

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STAIND The Singles: 1996-2006 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Singles: 1996-2006
Nu Metal 2006

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Just Go
Alternative Metal 1999
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Outside
Hard Rock 2001
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It's Been Awhile
Hard Rock 2001
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For You
Hard Rock 2002
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Fade
Hard Rock 2002
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Price to Play
Nu Metal 2003
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So Far Away
Hard Rock 2003
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Right Here
Hard Rock 2005
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Believe
Hard Rock 2008

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MTV Unplugged
Non-Metal 2002
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Staind: The Videos
Nu Metal 2006

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STAIND Break the Cycle

Album · 2001 · Alternative Metal
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Several months ago I stumbled on the American alt. metal band Staind. From what I gathered about them, they were one of the largest figureheads during the nu-metal uprising of the 90's, especially with their 1996 release of Tormented. Although short lived, Staind made a decent impact on the nu and sort of pop-metal before they changed drastically. The 1990's ended with Dysfunction (1999), which similarly followed the path that Tormented did, except perhaps with more creative integration. This leads us ultimately into the 2000's, the explosion of more alternative metal bands, and still even more nu-metal bands.

Staind had decided to take a different course from it's relative bands. Alternative metal had been a style that has existed since the mid 80's, and the band decided to break into a new outfit in early 2001 with Break the Cycle. The sound was of course completely different (and it might be coincidental, but Fred Durst, the front-man of the infamously hated nu-metal band Limp Bizkit, did not produce the album, for he had on the release of Dysfunction), and was in fact even more enjoyable. Break the Cycle still has remnants and fragments of the 90's nu-metal band tropes, especially with gritty lyrics and exceptionally vivid crunching riffs. This album, unlike it's counterparts, was even more focused on the aspect of the corrupt society of the United States, especially during the early 00's. With backbiting criticism of their environment, Staind's 2001 release is perhaps their greatest to date.

Break the Cycle's opening, 'Open Your Eyes', is most definitely my favorite on the album. When it comes to social commentary, this song not only rocks the entire album but also makes to be one of my favorite in it's category. As a writing enthusiast, I cannot help but notice the tone of the entire song, transforming our seemingly normal society into a dark and almost hellish place by concentrating on our worst problems in the time of four minutes. No matter who you are, this song with get your attention. The driving and slamming chords, crunchy riffs and exceptional vocal abilities from Lewis, this song drives a clean home run in my heart. More songs that I love is 'It's Been Awhile', with an almost Theory Of a Deadman quality, the catchy and F-bomb ridden, lyrically self-explanatory 'Waste', and 'For You'.

For an overall summary, this album is really great. I love listening to it every time I pick it up, and I'm sure if you're a fan of alternative metal you'll like it too.

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