Bigger Than The Devil review by S.O.D.

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  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.3 (7 votes)
S.O.D.: Bigger Than The Devil

Sound — 10
This album is definitely heavy. It has more hooks but less blast beats than their last effort over a decade and a half ago, Speak English Or Die. It does not repeat itself and stands alone in the hardcore/thrash community. The drumming is fast and hard by the great Charlie Benante. Scott Ian and Danny Lilker both give command performances.

Lyrics — 10
Billy Milano's lyrics are full of scathing hate and terrible comedy. This album is smarter than it may sound on the first spin. It also has lots of tongue in cheek refrences to Slayer ("Seasoning The Obese" check out the cover of the single), Maiden (the album's cover), and Celtic Frost ("Celtic Frosted Flakes"). The vocals are guttral and loud. The lyrics are unapologetically metal- REAL metal, not phony or self-parodic. The noble Stormtroopers choose instead to parody everyone else, from society and it's crackheads to Tom Warrior.

Overall Impression — 10
From Danny Lilker's first distored bassline to the very last shred, this album kicks complete ass. Any true metalhead needs this album. My favorite tracks on it are Bigger Than The Devil, Monkey's Rule, Raise Your Sword, King At the King (with a sweet falsetto by Billy Milano at a Burger King Drive Through "I'll have a whoper with the pickles and apple pie, [he growls] I'll take it to go) is a great insturmental. The liner notes are hilarious as well.

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