Strung Out - The Element of Sonic Defiance (Cover Artwork)

Strung Out

The Element of Sonic Defiance (2000)

Fat Wreck Chords

Twisted by of the best CD's Fat has ever put out. Strung Out put out such a great CD and left everyone with high expectations. All they needed was 8 songs.

Element of Sonic Defiance, their second EP and it doesn't get much better than this. This is most definitly Strung Out at it's best. Opening song "Mission to Mars", is one their hardest songs ever and it only shows that their not going to mellow out, unlike some bands. "Scarecrow", show a more melodic side while still keeping that Strung Out edge. "Savant", this is by far the best song on the cd. This song reminds me a lot of "Bring Out Your Dead", but I think that this songs far surpasses it. "Everyday", picks it up and then slows it down - Jordan Burns is amazing (not many can compare to this guy). "Jackie-O", Strung Out returns to the issue of government by writing a song about Jackie Onasis and the Kennedy assasination. The close out song "Mephisto", is in my opinion one of their best songs.

Element, is Strung Out at their finest. Jason Cruz leads his band of outlaws through another great CD. and nobody does it better than Strung Out - many do try. These guys definitly keep outdoing themselves...buckle your seatbelt and get ready for Element Of Sonic Defiance and STRUNG OUT.