The Lost Children
's first collection of rarities and B-sides, arrived almost two years after Asylum
, with which the veteran metal outfit decided to embark on an “indefinite hiatus.” Boasting a pair of previously unreleased cuts (“Mine” and “3”), solid enough covers of Judas Priest
's “Living After Midnight” and Faith No More
's “Midlife Crisis,” bonus cuts from extended releases, and a smattering of other high-octane goodies, The Lost Children
comes off as surprisingly cohesive for such a grab bag of castoffs, with highlights coming from the searing electro-thrash opener “Hell,” the dark and melodic “Sickened,” the punishing “A Welcome Burden,” and the arena-ready “Old Friend,” any of which could have held their own amidst the roar of their brothers and sisters on the studio albums.