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All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
The press release for SYL points out that the inspiration behind the album was borne out of the horror surrounding the events of 9/11, and, later, says bluntly, "This is, without question, war music." And while the music certainly sounds like Armageddon, the lyrics are in fact angry, incredulous diatribes against not only the futility of war, but rape, hypocrisy, and hate. Devin Townsend's sense of humor surfaces here and there, particularly in "Dirt Pride" "dripping...gigbutt; dirt pride...my pride; dripping...bunksock", but without the lyric sheet you wouldn't hear it; Strapping Young Lad's apocalyptic death metal soundscapes are the aural equivalent of endlessly spraying ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
The press release for SYL points out that the inspiration behind the album was borne out of the horror surrounding the events of 9/11, and, later, says bluntly, "This is, without question, war music." And while the music certainly sounds like Armageddon, the lyrics are in fact angry, incredulous diatribes against not only the futility of war, but rape, hypocrisy, and hate. Devin Townsend's sense of humor surfaces here and there, particularly in "Dirt Pride" "dripping...gigbutt; dirt pride...my pride; dripping...bunksock", but without the lyric sheet you wouldn't hear it; Strapping Young Lad's apocalyptic death metal soundscapes are the aural equivalent of endlessly spraying shrapnel, or the nightmare hum of locusts, or the earth swallowing itself. Meanwhile, the ethereal keyboard washes and occasional bits of melodic singing only heighten the biblical intensity. Not for the faint of heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/2003
  • Label: Century Media
  • UPC: 727701812724
  • Catalog Number: 8127
  • Sales rank: 16,047

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dire (1:10)
  2. 2 Consequence (4:02)
  3. 3 Relentless (3:03)
  4. 4 Rape Song (3:09)
  5. 5 Aftermath (6:46)
  6. 6 Devour (2:53)
  7. 7 Last Minute (3:58)
  8. 8 Force Fed (5:23)
  9. 9 Dirt Pride (2:40)
  10. 10 Bring on the Young (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Strapping Young Lad Primary Artist
Gene Hoglan Drums
Stevie J. Choir, Chorus
Devin Townsend Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling
Jed Simon Guitar, Keyboards, Choir, Chorus, Sampling
Byron Stroud Bass, Choir, Chorus
Sean Carruthers Choir, Chorus
Carla Levis Vocals
Marnie Mains Vocals
Chris "The Heathen" Valagao Vocals
Rossy Living Choir, Chorus
Dev Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Kerry Livgren Composer
David Arnold Composer
Louie Teran Mastering
Strapping Young Lad Composer, Producer
Kurt Dahle Drum Technician
Devin Townsend Producer, Engineer
Travis Smith Visuals
Paul Silviera Engineer
Shaun Thingvold Engineer
Misha Rajaratnam Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen, and get frightened !

    First time I heard this album, I was wondering what explosion had taken place in the studio... Seems, after I took the time to listen to it again, that it was just pure technique, mixed with experience and talent. Great album, but not for who likes restingpauses. An album you can't fall asleep with, not even close your eyes for a minute ! It goes on and on... Like a machine, that burns...

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