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Alien

TypeStudio Full-length
Release date
GenresExtreme Metal, Industrial Metal
LabelsCentury Media Records
Running time54:45
Ranked#48 for 2005 , #1,273 all-time (Top 35.3%)
Reviews :  0
Comments :  9
Total votes :  9
Rating :  89 / 100
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Track listing (Songs)

TitleRatingVotes
1.Imperial2:17-0
2.Skeksis6:43-0
3.Shitstorm4:22-0
4.Love?4:54-0
5.Shine5:13-0
6.We Ride2:38-0
7.Possessions4:13-0
8.Two Weeks3:28-0
9.Thalamus3:59-0
10.Zen5:02-0
11.Info Dump11:56-0

Line-up (members)

  • Devin Townsend : Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Samples
  • Jed Simon : Guitars
  • Byron Stroud : Bass
  • Gene Hoglan : Drums
  •  
  • Guest/session musicians:
  • Jeff Cook : Choir (male)
  • Joanna Ussner : Choir (female)
  • Michele Madden : Choir (female)
  • Deborah Rodrigo-Tyzio : Choir (female)
  • Steph Reid : Choir (female)
  • Shay Ward : Choir (female)
  • Magdalena Bulak : Choir (female)
  • Tammy "Tamz" Theis : Choir (female)
  • Ani Kyd : Choir (female)
  • Marnie Mains : Choir (female)
  • Chris "The Heathen" Valagao : Choir (male)
  • Rossy Living : Choir (male)
  • Cam Krotche : Choir (male)
  • Billy Marquardt : Choir (male)
  • Mike Quigley : Choir (male)
  • Ross Empson : Choir (male)
  • Ash Manning : Choir (male)
  • Will Cochrane : Choir (male)
  • Shane Clark : Choir (male)
  • Christ Stanley : Choir (male)
  • Ross Gale : Choir (male)
  • Will Campagna : Choir (male)
  • Laurielynn Bridger : Choir (female)
  • Jayden Gignac : Choir (child)
  • Ethan Belcourt-Lowe : Choir (child)
  • Damian Moore : Choir (child)
  • Dorian Glaude-Living : Choir (child)
  • Dave Young : Keyboards
Recorded at Armory Studios (Vancouver, Canada), Greenhouse Studios (Vancouver, Canada) and The Dev Lan (Pitt Meadows, Canada). Mixed and mastered at Green Jacket Studios (Richmond, Canada).

Bonus tracks for Japan:
12. Zodiac (Melvins Cover) (4:00)
13. Love? (Extended Version) (5:56)
14. In the Rainy Season (Live) (5:24)

The limited edition CD comes with a bonus 3"-DVD containing:
1. Making of Alien
2. Oh My Fucking God (live)

Proposed track #12, "Whats New, Pussycat?" a Tom Jones cover was taken off of the album at the last minute because the band thought it didn't fit with the flow of the album.

Released in limited edition double 10" vinyl in 2005 (180g gatefold with glossy finish). 500 copies were made. The first 300 were green vinyl. The final 200 were presed on blue vinyl.

Comments

level   (80/100)
Strapping Young Lad violently catapults heavy, chaotic sounds at a persistent manner, and it may drive you nuts.
level   (90/100)
슈퍼그룹이란 이런 밴드를 두고 하는 말이 아닐까.
level   (100/100)
핑크 플로이드식 감정까지 소화하는 걸 보니 100점이 절로 나오더군요
level   (85/100)
SYL은 진짜...감탄밖에 안 나온다.
level   (100/100)
this love is about con-TROL!!!! fucking epic extreme album!!!
level   (80/100)
opäť celkom dobré album, ale City neprekonal
level   (90/100)
굉장히 우주적이고 프로그래시브한 앨범이다. 컬트적인 느낌도 나고 상당히 재미있는 앨범.
level   (80/100)
전작과 마찬가지로 여전한 광폭함을 뿜어내는 앨범이다.
level   (96/100)
So fucking angry!

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