The New Black


Free Shipping Included! The New Black by Century Media at Your Free Album. MPN: 727701842721. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Canadian extremists Strapping Young Lad have delivered their most challenging release to date with The New Black. The soon-to-be genre defying epic showcases a new dimension of the SYL beast that puts an emphasis on incorporating hooks and catchier melodies into the group's renonwned digital chaos. It's safe to say that you can expect the unexpected. Enhanced CD featuring exclusive photo gallery and more. Two CD set in a clear slipcase including a SYL catalog sampler. Faster than you can say ''d


The New Black by Century Media
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Canadian extremists Strapping Young Lad have delivered their most challenging release to date with The New Black. The soon-to-be genre defying epic showcases a new dimension of the SYL beast that puts an emphasis on incorporating hooks and catchier melodies into the group's renonwned digital chaos. It's safe to say that you can expect the unexpected. Enhanced CD featuring exclusive photo gallery and more. Two CD set in a clear slipcase including a SYL catalog sampler. Faster than you can say "double kick drum" and to the delight of fans, Vancouver's Strapping Young Lad have followed up their 2005 CD, Alien, with The New Black. The recipe for Strapping's underground success? Take one pinch of death metal, add some Queen-style musical theatrics and industrial keyboard sounds, then mix those qualities with wickedly funny lyrics and a warm embrace of metal clich├ęs. The result is a truly unique style, deftly captured on this, the group's fifth disc. The project is ultimately a showcase for Devin Townsend--the singer/producer of the group--whose sound garners respect from many diverse parts of the music scene. On The New Black, guests include Bif Naked--who contributes vocal licks to the untitled track (also known as "F--ker")--and GWAR's Oderus Urungus, who enhances Townsend's diatribe against the music industry in "Far Beyond Metal." The title track is a standout, showcasing the Lamb of God influence on the band (Townsend produced LOG's As the Palaces Burn) while at the same time displaying the nearly bionic talents of drummer Gene Hoglan. One of SYL's strengths is its frontman's ability to write and perform in a number of different metal styles, and the slowed-down beauty of "Almost Again" is the perfect place for Townsend's warm, full pipes. Hands-down, the winner of the "future-devil-horn-anthem" award goes to "You Suck" with its hilarious call-and-response chorus, filled with words far too unprintable to be quoted here, but definitely worth checking out. --Denise Sheppard

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Manufacturer:
Century Media
Category:
Hardcore
MPN:
727701842721
Release Date:
2012-05-15
UPC:
727701842721
Genre:
Rock
Artist:
Strapping Young Lad
Publisher:
Century Media
Format:
Enhanced
Publication Date:
2006-07-11
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.26 pounds
Item Size:
4.93 x 0.4 x 5.58 inches
Package Weight:
0.15 pounds
Package Size:
4.9 x 0.4 x 5.4 inches

 


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