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Release date: 1997
Style: Industrial metal, Thrash metal

Rating:

8.6 | 345 votes

Owners:

433 have it
30 want it


01. Velvet Kevorkian
02. All Hail The New Flesh
03. Oh My Fucking God
04. Detox
05. Home Nucleonics
06. AAA
07. Underneath The Waves
08. Room 429 [Cop Shoot Cop cover]
09. Spirituality
10. Centipede [Japanese bonus] [2007 reissue bonus]
11. Home Nucleonics ['96 Demo version] [2007 reissue bonus]
12. Headrhoid [Gunt demo version] [2007 reissue bonus]
13. Detox ['96 demo version] [2007 reissue bonus]
14. AAA ['96 demo version] [2007 reissue bonus]
+ Detox [video] [2007 reissue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1997: 14

Review
Lyrics (9)

Guest review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
10
This album is an explosion. City is the musical equivalent of a nuclear warhead detonating directly into your eardrums. Few other albums can bend and blur the borders of genres like City; the result is a crushing, homicidal whirlwind of extreme hardcore blackened death doom thrash grind industrial carpet bombing. From the first pounding, metallic second of "Velvet Kevorkian" to the final droning, haunting moment of "Spirituality," Strapping Young Lad's sophomore effort is a nonstop roller coaster ride through the darker half of Devin Townsend's manic depression.

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published 20.02.2012 | Comments (6)

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JÄY - 24.12.2010 at 16:53  
Rating: 9 Would prolly be a 10 if it didnt end on such a weird note (429 is strange....still good and then spirituality is kinda boring) Im a firm believer that the last song should sum up the album...instead of being a "closer".
Evil Chip - 11.01.2011 at 06:29  
Rating: 10 Really amazing album from what I'm listening right now. This record is surprising me like no other record has done it for while
musicalkaratekid - 20.09.2011 at 13:09  
Rating: 10 Excellent album by SYL. Probably one of the craziest ventures through music i have had the pleasure of experiencing, but even Room 429 seemed to fit the atmosphere that the rest of this album created perfectly\m/
3rdWorldFuckface - 23.10.2011 at 14:39  
  Irritating fillers ruin the whole experience.
Lit. - 08.04.2012 at 03:56  
  You can feel the raw, unpasturized anger in this album. Sick as hell.
chronic-headache - 22.09.2012 at 05:23  
  How is the remaster compared to the original? Is it worth me getting (aside from the bonus tracks) Im talking about the original songs production quality
megadeath13 - 28.12.2012 at 01:51  
  Very excellent! Its musical madness from the first second on, but i just cant listen to this album in one loop. When it goes to Industrial, City for sure belongs to the best.
Nick K. - 05.07.2013 at 13:07  
  Monster of an album.:banger2:
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 10:56  
Rating: 9 I didn't really like this, but it's way too damn fresh and solid for me to give it anything less than a 9
mz - 11.01.2014 at 17:11  
Rating: 9 This embodies anger.
The first album with elements of industrial metal I heard and was crushed to death some 4 years ago. The best thing is that this not only angry but also contains sections of humor and oddly enough, manages to make me laugh
deadone - 08.04.2014 at 05:38  
Rating: 6 I always found this album somewhat frustrating. There's moments of brilliance coupled with moments of absolute irritating shit.

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