Population: Declining

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Making their debut with Population: Declining, Canadian hard rock bruisers Hail the Villain are bursting onto the scene with a mix of chest-thumping aggression and melody. With powerful, driving guitars and the vocal talent of singer Bryan Crouch, the band easily holds their own with current rock titans like Godsmack and Disturbed with a sound that is able to stand up to those bands while also being influenced by them. There's an interesting interplay in the songs between the vocals and the guitars, with both feeling like they're competing to be the biggest dog in the pen, pushing the guitars to be thicker and heavier while the vocals get soar higher and higher while ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Making their debut with Population: Declining, Canadian hard rock bruisers Hail the Villain are bursting onto the scene with a mix of chest-thumping aggression and melody. With powerful, driving guitars and the vocal talent of singer Bryan Crouch, the band easily holds their own with current rock titans like Godsmack and Disturbed with a sound that is able to stand up to those bands while also being influenced by them. There's an interesting interplay in the songs between the vocals and the guitars, with both feeling like they're competing to be the biggest dog in the pen, pushing the guitars to be thicker and heavier while the vocals get soar higher and higher while becoming increasingly aggressive. Fortunately, the duel ends up being a win/win situation for the listener thanks to the crisp production from Darryl Romphf, who manages to keep the sound big without letting it get muddy. With this debut, Hail the Villain have given themselves a solid foothold in the rock world, and if you're a fan of the current crop of hard rock bands, Population: Declining will surely draw you in with its dark lyrics, anthemic choruses and big breakdowns.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861779726
  • Catalog Number: 177972
  • Sales rank: 72,251

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take Back the Fear (3:46)
  2. 2 My Reward (2:53)
  3. 3 Runaway (3:11)
  4. 4 16 Cradles (3:43)
  5. 5 Evil Has a Name (3:26)
  6. 6 Try Hating the World (3:07)
  7. 7 Glad To Be (2:59)
  8. 8 Blackout (3:19)
  9. 9 Pyro (2:22)
  10. 10 Mission Control (3:33)
  11. 11 Swan Dive Suicide (5:01)
  12. 12 Social Graces (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hail the Villain Primary Artist
Chad Taylor Bass
Bryan Crouch Vocals
Drew Dockrill Drums
Joseph Stamp Guitar
Technical Credits
Alex "Condor" Aligizakis Engineer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Craig Toutant Drum Technician
Darryl Romphf Composer, Producer
Rob Lanni Management
Liam Killeen Management
Eric Lawrence Management
Hail the Villain Composer
Chad Taylor Logo Design
Bryan Crouch Composer
Joseph Stamp Drum Technician
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