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Staind - Break the Cycle

Editor's Choice...


This is the breakthrough album of the band "Staind"!!!

Staind's album "Break The Cycle" is a powerful and introspective release that showcases the band's ability to delve into emotional depth. Released in 2001, this album solidified Staind's presence in the alternative metal scene and became their best-selling record to date.


The album's standout feature is undoubtedly the raw and heartfelt lyrics penned by lead vocalist Aaron Lewis. Tracks like "It's Been Awhile" and "Epiphany" tackle themes of personal struggles, addiction, and inner turmoil with a profound honesty. Lewis' emotional delivery creates an instant connection with listeners, making the songs relatable and cathartic.


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Musically, "Break The Cycle" showcases Staind's signature heavy sound, combining intense guitar riffs and melodic hooks. The album seamlessly balances heavy tracks like "Open Your Eyes" and "For You" with more subdued moments like "Fade" and "Outside," where acoustic elements take the forefront. This dynamic range adds depth to the overall listening experience.


One potential critique of the album is its tendency towards a somewhat formulaic approach. Some tracks may feel sonically similar, lacking distinct variation. However, this is offset by the album's consistent quality and the band's ability to deliver emotionally charged performances.


"Break The Cycle" is a significant achievement for Staind, showcasing their growth as songwriters and musicians. The album's introspective lyrics, combined with the band's powerful musicality, make it a standout release in the alternative metal genre.


Overall, Staind's "Break The Cycle" is a compelling and introspective album that resonates with listeners. Its emotional depth, combined with the band's musical prowess, solidifies its place as a must-listen for fans of alternative metal.



The success of the album started long before it came out, sounds delusional but so it was...


In 1999 during the "Family Values ​​Tour" in which "Limp Bizkit" participated among the other bands, Limp singer Fred Durst who was very attached to Aaron Lewis and the band, brought Aaron to the stage.

Then something magical happened !! Aaron performed the song "Outside" and swept the huge crowd in the stadium, despite his relatively "off" stage presence he managed, with the help of his voice and lyrics to move the entire crowd.

The improperly recorded live version became a hysterical hit and aired non-stop on all radio stations, exposing the young band to millions of listeners.


Feel free to listen to the excellent album on Spotify, Apple Music


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