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Release date: 11 July 2006
Style: Industrial metal, Thrash metal

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01. Decimator
02. You Suck
03. Antiproduct
04. Monument
05. Wrong Side
06. Hope
07. Far Beyond Metal
08. Fucker
09. Almost Again
10. Polyphony
11. The New Black
12. The Long Pig [bonus]
13. Zodiac [Melvins cover] [bonus]

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I have to confess that I never managed to fully appreciate Strapping Young Lad before "SYL." Their first album, while ingenious, always felt inconsistent to me, and "City," I realize it's innovative and modern, but I couldn't get past how fragmented the songs sound the first time you listen them, even though I've given that album a few tries. It's true that sometimes, when something starts by seeming strange, it's hard to get over the first impression. And Strapping Young Lad is the definition of strange. However, "The New Black" changed everything for me.

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musicalkaratekid - 05.01.2012 at 16:24  
Rating: 9 A different album to 'Alien', mostly because of its variation throughout eaach of the 12 tracks, but here i think Devin introduced some of his solo techniques to the chaotic machine that is SYL. Brilliant album.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.01.2012 at 16:39  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 05.01.2012 at 16:24

... but here i think Devin introduced some of his solo techniques to the chaotic machine that is SYL. ...


which imo is a shame. There was a reason for keeping SYL and Devin Townsend Project as different entities.
This album still sounds like a rush job to me which he wanted released before the festival season.
musicalkaratekid - 05.01.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2012 at 16:39

Written by musicalkaratekid on 05.01.2012 at 16:24

... but here i think Devin introduced some of his solo techniques to the chaotic machine that is SYL. ...


which imo is a shame. There was a reason for keeping SYL and Devin Townsend Project as different entities.
This album still sounds like a rush job to me which he wanted released before the festival season.


To be honest i like SYL when they do shorter songs and Devin townsend's solo stuff when he does the longer songs. But at any given moment, i would prefer his solo stuff. In my opinion 'Alien' is overrated. Too overrated for its own good.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.01.2012 at 19:01  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 05.01.2012 at 18:29


To be honest i like SYL when they do shorter songs and Devin townsend's solo stuff when he does the longer songs. But at any given moment, i would prefer his solo stuff. In my opinion 'Alien' is overrated. Too overrated for its own good.


I am not much of a fan of Alien either.
My fav is SYL, then City, Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing, Alien, The New Black
musicalkaratekid - 06.01.2012 at 00:23  
Rating: 9 Yeah, i would go with City, HAARHT, The New Black, Alien,SYL.
SYL may be at the end,but i still like it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.01.2012 at 00:29  
Rating: 6 Have to say I'm with Marcel on the order. Well City and SYL are probably about equal.

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