Released 2004 (Mind Shank Records)
01. Stereotype A
02. The Stand
03. Only Human
04. Vote With A Bullet
05. One Side Down
06. Could It Be
07. Piece Of The Puzzle (aka The Napkin Song)
08. So Left Alone
09. It’s Not Like Me
10. What’s In It For Me
11. The Stand (industrial mix)
Keith – vocals
T. Sick – guitars and vocals
Rick Trigger – guitars and vocals
JD Dolen – bass and vocals
Curly Ford – drums and percussion
Produced by Nick Forcillo and Sick Trigger.
Sick Trigger‘s bio states that they employ “Alice In Chains like harmonies over progressive Zeppelin-esque melodies.” Now I wasn’t sure if that sounded entertaining or not, but The Stand has several enjoyable moments. What I enjoy most on this album is the guitar riffs that take several unexpected twists and turns throughout.
“The Stand” showcases the band’s ability to deliver some very interesting guitar leads, as it drifts from whimsical into a heavy and aggressive chorus. “One Side Down” sounds like something Phil Naro would record while “Could It Be” has an updated Warrant sound (the vocals are similar to that of Jani Lane). The second half of the disc is demo bonus tracks and definitely enters the Alice In Chains doom realm with varying degrees of success.
The Stand isn’t the type of album I would go out and purchase myself, but there are a few songs on here that are very enjoyable. Dark, gloomy and innovative guitar work makes for a worthwhile listen, the band can be found at sicktrigger.com.