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Metroid Metal s alter-ego is Stemage. And Stemage likes to rock out with crossover metal-pop that is part Incubus and part progressive catchy pop. Enigmatic and invigoratingly divergent styles collide here. It really reminds me of late 90 s crossover, before it was taken over by the nu-metal wannabes. The album is surprisingly dense and clear considering it was recorded by a single Shure SM57 microphone. --Smother Magazine

Coming from a guy that created an entire project devoted to turning classic Nintendo themes into metal songs, one might not expect the utmost seriousness from his projects. The man in question is Grant Henry, a one-man musical machine now representing himself under the name STEMAGE, a surprisingly serious musical project that pulls as equally from modern rock radio as it does metal. Henry plays all the instruments himself on STEMAGE's latest record, Strati (meaning "layered") and is sure to point out that every instrument was recorded through one microphone and then layered appropriately. The first few tracks to Strati are all mid-tempo, guitar-driven affairs with Henry awkwardly coming into his own as a vocalist. The shocker as the songs continue comes when the sixth tune, "Fabulous Fabulist," starts off with growled vocals and a metal-tinged approach. It's the only track of its kind on Strati and seems to act more as a sarcastic tune, lyrically, than it does a serious track. While most of Henry's music could be considered serious, his lyrics are anything but. In the aforementioned song he seems to make fun of the music he is playing: "that one song says it all/ you know the one with the breakdown in it/ .../ if I hear one more song about Armageddon, I'll start one myself." In addition to this, Henry's got a song about illegal music downloading ("I've worked my whole life building my library/ whatever you do man, don't wipe my library) and a ballad about ballads ("ballads are fun, ballads are cool/ .../ there's nothing wrong with nothing out of the ordinary/ insert trendy distorted quote here/ OK, now we're ready"). By the time that ballad ("In Dependence") starts, Henry finally seems to hit his vocal stride as the concluding tunes are all quite better than the beginning ones. While the metal song on Strati is quite an odd addition considering what the rest of the album consists of, it represents a great turning point. Following that song, Strati plays out with a --Paste Punk

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 12, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Silent Uproar Records
  • ASIN: B000M5B8KO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Klisk on July 1, 2007
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Stemage, AKA Grant within the depths of his own Metroid Metal fame, has built a reputation over the years of not only being an amazing guitarist, but simply an amazing musician in general -- He has proven countlessly that he can put together a genuinely moving song. Not only that, but it's real. It doesn't sound like an over-processed piece of ware. Quality and clear smooth mixes, a single SM57 seems to be all you need to create the ideal 'sound' for rock music -- Raw, honest, but still high definition.

Enter Strati. Consisting of a few songs fans of Metroid Metal already heard from the personal vault of Stemage, plus a ton of new ones, the album really does define this man's talent. He sounds like an entire band. Each song is complex and moving, yet not redundant or boring. It plays out as 90's alt rock perfection, and it's a shame that it was released in the year 2006 where most people just won't appreciate it. This guy should be famous. If the album isn't rocking it's sending chills down your spine -- The complexity is stunning, and the songwriting ability is easily comparable to similar legend 'Self'. Stemage proves music is a passion, and not a passing fad for commercial use.

You can tell this man spent more time than a normal musician would even want to dive into during the development of this album. It's just perfect. Well, perfect for a fan of idealistic rock music -- Music that actually stands for what it.. Well.. Is meant to stand for.

The problem really boils down to one thing: Most people aren't used to rock music. Even rock fans. They're used to the pristine polished perfect of hard-limited auto-tuned generation 2000 music that blasts out at you on the radio. For people of such bad tastes, unfortunately, Strati will seem amatuerish in sound.
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