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Release date: 22 March 2005
Style: Industrial metal, Thrash metal


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Although I have to admit that I much preferred SYL in their original incarnation as an industrial/thrash/grindcore curiosity and not as some weird metal revivalist band, "Alien" really isn't a bad album at all. As a matter of fact, its an enormous improvement over the band's previous, lackluster release; however, it is absolutely nothing compared to 1996's groundbreaking "City".

published 07.05.2005 | Comments (11)

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musicalkaratekid - 26.08.2011 at 02:58  
Rating: 9 This album is so chaotic, probably the most chaotic album released by SYL in my opinion. But it isn't quite as good as 'city' to be honest-nevertheless, 'alien' begs you to take a deep breath before listening to this 40+ minutes of madness(courtesy of Devin himself). The second nhalf of the album i find is much more controlled,and for that reason,better. Its still one of the best albums of 2005 though!
JÄY - 06.11.2011 at 01:23  
Rating: 8 This one has a little less character than City.....which is a good thing.
Xytraguptor - 15.04.2012 at 07:38  
Rating: 10 Better than City. Magnum Opus. Infinitely chaotic and infinite insanity with the most massive and colossal production any album has ever offered.


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