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|3.5 great||Mark Campbell | September 22nd 09|
Very very good record. Melds the pop with the punk/metal superbly and does it a lot better than Blackhawks Over Los Angeles did, but in general has a bit more of an aggressive edge than the aforementioned album while retaining a distinct melodic nod to their Twisted By Design/STWB days, so musically it seems to be the culimination of Strung Out's long and celebrated line of stellar releases. One very cool thing is the production, which while distinct is quite raw and the virtual opposite of the gloss and overproduction (especially on vocals) of Exile and Blackhawks. Jury's still out on whether it will stack up to Exile In Oblivion, AAP or Element, but this is hovering right around them. Here's to 20 more years dudes.
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|4.5 superb||Spookyverse | October 3rd 10|
Favourite Songs: Black Crosses, Nation of Thieves, Dead Spaces
|4.5 superb||OllieS | April 3rd 10|
What can be said, another excellent release from Strung Out. Yes, the album lacks diversity. Yes, Jason is losing his voice. But these criticisms can be negated simply by looking at Agents Of The Underground in context. Strung Out have reached their pinnacle with their previous album Blackhawks Over Los Angeles - it was the perfect combination of the Punk, Metal and Hardcore that they've explored so passionately their whole career. With those eight albums they've influenced countless other bands (hell, listen to the radio and you'll hear them in Rise Against) and while never becoming close to famous, have become incredibly respected. This leads to the logical conclusion of the the album's title: Strung Out, throughout their career, have established themselves as the Agents of the Underground, those down-to-earth and respected but never in the spotlight. They've achieved their destiny. As such, Agents is practically written just for fun; the band aren't concerning themselves with writing anything new or diverse, they're just playing for the sake of music. And it's damn good.
|5.0 classic||Enforcer | October 20th 09|
This is the perfect evolution of Strung Out music, ranging from the metal to the punk and pop. The guitars have definitely improved, with amazing melodies not found on any other Strung Out album. Another great album with no songs I dislike.
Strung Out is one of the best bands of all time, period.
|5.0 classic||donaldo11 | September 24th 09|
Every song is good. Every single song.
This album crushes Blackhawks and is really the album I expected after Exile.
Go buy this. Now!!
|3.5 great||Ryan | January 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Dev518 | October 16th 12|
|3.5 great||Sean Mc | September 1st 12|
|4.0 excellent||kb738 | February 11th 12|
|5.0 classic||StBrox | February 2nd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Vyndax | January 1st 12|
|4.0 excellent||AdamK | July 22nd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Cosmin | March 27th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Apollo | March 27th 11|
|4.0 excellent||BCR1299 | February 13th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Shogun | January 14th 11|
|3.5 great||Ghrist | December 6th 10|
|4.0 excellent||dgrona | August 9th 10|
|3.5 great||ArchoN | August 5th 10|
|4.5 superb||Isoas | June 30th 10|
|4.0 excellent||owl316 | June 14th 10|
|3.0 good||cb123 | February 14th 10|
|4.0 excellent||J.R. | February 13th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Damrod EMERITUS | January 29th 10|
|2.5 average||hykudos | January 5th 10|
|1.5 very poor||lobby | December 8th 09|
|4.5 superb||Labeasy | December 2nd 09|
|3.5 great||Kiran EMERITUS | November 19th 09|
|3.5 great||Inveigh | November 12th 09|
|4.5 superb||AssBag | November 10th 09|
|4.0 excellent||yty | November 7th 09|
|3.0 good||Squib | November 6th 09|
|2.5 average||RedSky | October 29th 09|
|4.0 excellent||mouette | October 19th 09|
|4.5 superb||gafel | October 17th 09|
|5.0 classic||John K | October 15th 09|
|4.0 excellent||DoOrDie | October 6th 09|
|3.5 great||Sconza | October 1st 09|
|4.5 superb||Jamdbz | September 29th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Deathcar | September 29th 09|
|4.0 excellent||CushMG15 | September 26th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Ricven | September 24th 09|
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