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Strapping Young Lad Show Melodic Side Balances Aggression

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In an article on ZWire, Strapping Young Lad bassist Byron Stroud talks about the band's new album, "Alien." Here are some excerpts from the article:

As it turns out, "Alien" is an exercise in opposite dynamics. There are crushingly ferocious tracks such as "Imperial" and "Skeksis," but there are softer moments found on "Two Weeks" and "Thalamus" that show the quartet is capable of more than just destruction.

"When it came to this record, we thought about what defines Strapping in our eyes and in other people's eyes, and it was more than just being a brutal metal band," Stroud said.

He paused for a moment when asked what led to such a major change of pace in songwriting.

"We realized we had ideas for nice melodies," he said, laughing.

Source: ZWire

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Easily one of the most fun bands to listen to...."City" and "Alien" are 2 of the best metal records EVER.....They capture all the best elements of metal, and I mean ALL of them and roll it all into one big fun psycho album....

Then theres that whole thing about Townsend being a deranged guitar/vocal genius and Gene Hoglan being the most powerful/fast drummer ever but hey this is turning into fan boy worship so i'll stop now.

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