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Strapping Young Lad / New Black, The
Album:New Black, The Collection:General
Artist:Strapping Young Lad Added:11/2006
Label:Century Media 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-28 Pull Date:2007-04-01 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:25 Feb4 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2007:Baptism of Solitude
Wrong Side
3.Jan 30, 2007:Lost and Found
2.Feb 03, 2007:On The Warpath

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-01-20 
Seriously awesome, melodic yet aggressive heavy metal. Featuring the mega-talented Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) and the drumming of Gene Holgan (Dark Angel, etc). One thing that sets this apart from most others: songwriting! A great mix of humor and talent. If you like Ministry and Gojira get this on…now!

((((((1)))))) Riffy and severely catchy, totally classy all the way through. If someone dares to ask what does real metal sound like - play THIS!
(((((2))))) Fast, “raging like a mad bull” thrash and silly. (Weird edits, though)
(((3))) Nice guitar sound but a little too much of ‘everything’ – horns, spacey vocals, weird metal-jazz riffs. Just too much of too little.
(((((4))))) Sarcastic with huge vocal sound and more of those odd “horn” parts (thankfully kept to a minimum). Excellent ‘march riffs’.
(((((((5))))))) Holy crap! Maddenly intense with a ton of varation in the vocals (from “apeshit crazy to 80’s infected melodic”) and tons of thrash-tastic.
((((6)))) Simple pounding and straight ahead but ends with an amazing amount of speed & bombast
(((((7))))) Re-recording of an old SYL classic. Killer groove and headbangin’ riffs, tons of fun! (Albiet with more weird edits) “Oh, you ironic pop-rock fuck, Don't you fuck with METAL”. You said it!
((8)) Lame hardrock with female vocals. Ugh! Devin what happened here? Has more holes in the song that a plate of swiss cheese.
(((9))) Progressive riffs, over the top vocals, really melodic and with odd effects. Overall, too experimental.
(((10))) Decent mellow interlude.
((((11)))) Epic metal with big marching riff with soaring melodic vs. aggressive vocals. Well done.

Track Listing
1.Decimator 6.Hope
2.You Suck 7.Far Beyond Metal (Feat. Oderus Of Gwar)
3.Antiproduct 8.F*Cker (Feat. Bif Naked)
4.Monument 9.Almost Again
5.Wrong Side 10.Polyphony
 11.The New Black