Strangelands - Soundtrack
Yet another soundtrack. Which makes it a YAS. Distant relation maybe. Brought to me, and therefore you, by Vickies recordings. Lets not beat around the bush, my primary interest in this album is the unreleased System of a Down track, Marmalade. But with a track listing including the tragic Snot, Coal Chamber and more, its highly likely that theres a primary interest for most people here. Its actually a mixed bag sort of thing. One minute its sooo modern, the next minute traditional. Which is fun in a way, cos it shows that the two generations can actually live together without a big fight and throwing their handbags around.
So youve got a bunch of heavy already released stuff ranging from Anthrax - awesome, to Pantera - stagnating, to Soulfly - over-rated. Youve got the new metal thing from Snot - different, to Coal Chamber - hmm, better than I thought it would be, to System of a Down - takes the proverbial shit over every other band on here because they are one of the best bands to emerge in years. Statement of fact, you are not allowed to argue cos its my zine and Ill get all stroppy with you if you do!
Then theres the hmm, thats like a throwback to the 80s, of Megadeth - boy does that sound commercial and like some 80s band, to Backyard Babies - I know theyre not 80s, but its in the music, to Twisted Sister - well obviously. Then theres Mazza from when his band were half decent, Kid Rock which Im sure is phat with a pimprawk stuck on top for good measure, Bile - not as bad as I was expecting to whatever else I forgotten. Oh yeah, Nashville Pussy. Yeah well, you cant win them all now can you. And more.
Course, if you want to take it purely and simply as an album that is a statement of now, then you should be out there buying it. When they reduce the price a bit more that is.