STRAPPING YOUNG LAD — Alien (review)

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD — Alien album cover Album · 2005 · Industrial Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Warthur
After a brief hiatus and the warmup which was the self-titled album, Strapping Young Lad deliver a true followup to City in the form of Alien. If City had been an angry album, Alien unleashes downright world-shattering fury on the listener, with Devin Townsend's shocking rant on Shitstorm representing one of those rare, magic occasions in metal where an artist unleashes their most extreme, shocking lyrics and sounds absolutely, impossibly sincere throughout it. With the rest of the group more than pulling their weight, Strapping Young Lad pull out a late-career classic that outstrips even the mighty city when it comes to ferocity.
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siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I just got this album a month ago and you beat me to the review but i totally agree. This is a masterpiece of great music.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Ferocious yes, but there are more tranquil moments on the album too, which ensure variation. A great and quite Unique album...

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