By Jim Farber
Updated December 15, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Strait Up

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Strait Up, a tribute to Snot lead singer Lynn Strait, forces the normally adolescent heavy metal to deal with something far more grown-up: death. Strait died in a car accident right before his solid, if unspectacular, band cut its second album. From Korn to Incubus, 11 lead singers yell their own mournful lyrics over music originally intended for Snot’s sophomore disc. It seems ugly reality brought out the best in everyone. These fairly routine riffs ripple with something metal seldom achieves: a sense of consequence. B

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