Good album, not as good as the first, but definitely good. A few of the highpoints-Bigger than the Devil, Kill all the A**holes, Evil is In (sounds like classic Slayer, best song), and Shennanigans. Classic thrash metal, they didn’t update their sound at all. Dan Lilker finally got a better bass sound which is nice. That fuzzy crap sound he had on the original album always annoyed me. Hope to see em on tour.BTW the video for Live at Budokon rules.
Reissue of second studio album from hardcore/metal act. Featuring 3 bonus tracks ’Seasoning The Obese’, ’Raise Your Sword’ and their hilarious tribute to the Scorpions ’Ballad Of The Scorpions’. Standard jewel case.
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Wow. Wow, wow, wow. This is a GREAT CD. I would honestly give this 6 stars if I could. I love this CD and I love S.O.D., if you want to challenge me on it, I’ll show you my S.O.D. tattoo. So what’s great about this record? What’s not great about this record? Every song (except “The Song That Don’t Go Fast”) is like the best crossover song you’ve ever heard only FASTER. The reason S.O.D. only put out two studio albums in 14 years is because they can say everything that needs to be said in 35 seconds. “Shenanigans” is priceless. “The Crackhead Song” and “Kill the A$$holes” are great. “Fugu.” Yup. And they polish it all off with “The Moment of Truth,” which might just have the best chorus I’ve ever heard, plus great lyrics about one of the most amazing event in history – the Spartan’s stand at Thermopylae. How about that? A$$-kicking crossover and a history lesson all in one. If you don’t own this, then you’re just a sad sack of crap.
if you liked Speak English Or Die, you will probably dig this album. yeah, there are some subtle differences. the guitar sound isn’t the same classic 80’s thrash metal tone that made Scott Ian’s rhythm playing famous. it’s a little more sludgy. also, Billy Milano’s vocals are a little meaner sounding with a lower, throaty growl compared to the S.E.O.D. album. but overall, the S.O.D. spirit is still there. the songs are still great, they’re still heavy, funny, and offensive. probably one of the best metal albums of 1999. you may or not agree, but it has to be at least the best album on Nuclear Blast records that came out in ‘99.
In an age of feel good crap from Brittany Spears, Spice Girls, Back (door) Street Boys, and whoever else casts themselves an angel, S.O.D. comes out full steam ahead and shows us what hard rock, metal and thrash are all about. Thank God the guys decided to pick it up again, and I hope they’ll not wait another 15 years to churn out the next one. Best hardcore thrash I’ve heard in years. Scott Ian has done great re-engergizing himself after a mild effort on Anthrax’s Vol. 8. Charlie still hasn’t missed a beat, Dan Lilker looks crazier than ever, and Billy Milano can outscream Pantera’s Phil Anselmo any day!!! Keep up the good work guys, and don’t wait so long on the next one!!!!!! Kill the a**holes!!!!!!!!!
I didn’t expect “Bigger Than The Devil” to come close to “Speak English or Die” (Won’t SOMEBODY please re-release that album on CD??), but it blew me away nonetheless. DEFINITELY looking forward to seeing them live, as the new material is as offensive and non P.C. as the last album. My only complaint is that there aren’t enough ballads on there. All the more reason to see ‘em live. Best tracks are “Monkeys Rule”, the title track, “The Song that Don’t go Fast”, and the classic “Aren’t you Hungry”, an original S.o.D. tune re-made by M.o.D. and includes the riff from Anthrax’s “Imitation of Life” which Charlie stole from Billy when he wrote it. Sped up and heavier, it brings back great memories of thrash and grindcore before (c)rap “metal” took over. BUY IT NOW and see them LIVE!! Then, and only then, will you find out whatever happened to Celtic Frost . . . .