Transmission. Alpha. Delta.
(Fat Wreck Chords)
Transmission. Alpha. Delta is easily the best work Strung Out have done in years. Starting melodically forceful with “Rats In The Walls” – one of the top tracks of the record – TAD launches one excellent moment after another. “The Animal and the Machine” is highly energetic and rousing; “Modern Drugs” moves with an alternative calmness at times, while bursting enthusiastically during others; “Black Maps” has a somewhat epic structure and feel throughout; and “Tesla” features a chorus worth linking arms over. And then there’s still “Nowheresville,” “Magnolia,” and “No Apologies” worth gushing over!
Honestly, there’s very little to complain about with Transmission. Alpha. Delta. The record is full of hits; the writing is top notch, as are the performances. Old and new fans alike should be able to find a lot to love here. Strung Out haven’t been this damn enjoyable since Exile In Oblivion. (Nathaniel Lay)