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Strapping Young Lad

Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; this line-up, which consisted of Townsend on vocals and guitar, Jed Simon on guitar, Byron Stroud on bass, and Gene Hoglan on drums, lasted until the band's dissolution. Containing elements of death metal, thrash metal, black metal, progressive metal and industrial metal, St ...read more

Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; this line-up, which consisted of Townsend on vocals and guitar, Jed Simon on guitar, Byron Stroud on bass, and Gene Hoglan on drums, lasted until the band's dissolution. Containing elements of death metal, thrash metal, black metal, progressive metal and industrial metal, Strapping Young Lad's music was characterized by the use of complex time signatures, polyrhythmic guitar riffing and drumming, blast beats and Wall of Sound production. The band's musical direction was mainly determined by Townsend, whose battle with bipolar disorder and dark sense of humour were major influences on his songwriting. Townsend was also noted for his eccentric appearance and on-stage behaviour, which greatly contributed to the band's intense live performances. The band gained critical success and a growing underground fan base from their 1997 album City. After a hiatus between 1999 and 2002, the band released three more albums, reaching their commercial peak with the 2006 effort, The New Black. Townsend disbanded Strapping Young Lad in May 2007, announcing his decision to retreat from public view while continuing to record solo albums. « hide

Similar Bands: Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend Project, Xerath

LPs
The New Black
2006

3.7
726 Votes
Alien
2005

4.1
1,086 Votes
Strapping Young Lad
2003

3.6
580 Votes
City
1997

4.4
1,428 Votes
Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
1995

3.4
441 Votes
EPs
C:enter:###
2007

2.9
24 Votes
Tour EP
2003

3.7
11 Votes
Live Albums
For Those Aboot to Rock (DVD)
2004

4.1
32 Votes
No Sleep 'till Bedtime
1999

4
61 Votes
Compilations
The Complete Works
08/01/2013

5
8 Votes
1994–2006 Chaos Years
2008

4.2
44 Votes

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