An extreme metal band made by the superhuman Devin Townsend, who also has an as epic solo band. Quite possibly the best band in existance.
Strapping Young Lad is commonly referred to as the band from Heaven /and/ Hell.
An awesome Canadian heavy metal band led by vocalist and head musician Devin Townsend, which consists of very heavy guitar riffage, intense drumming, and spectacularly angry lyrics shouted by Devin himself. Their album "City" which was released in 1997, is their most famous work and really something to listen to whenever you're pissed off and want to rebel against society's moral boundaries.
Forget Korn and Slipknot. All you "nu-metal" kids should listen to SYL's "City" album to know how REAL pissed-off metal should sound like!
Canadian metal band, sonical equivalent of thermonuclear bomb formed by demented human being called Devin Townsend. Each of their CDs is almost constant stream of musical detonations. Essence of metal energy, deprived of all fancy ideologies and unnecesary musical sophistication, just drilllike riffs, lightning fast drumming by Gene "Atomic Clock" Hoglan and insane vocals and anger done by Devin himself. Band created as a heavy metal parody becomes much more crushing and emotional engaging than most of dark-n3kr0-and-whatnot tr00 metal bands. If you like music which sounds like nice melodies burned under thick layer of industrial noises, barbed wire and few tons of nails + ultrafast drumming and exquisite vocals - try SYL.
Just listen to the "City" album.
1. One who gains punani
in a voracious way.
2. The New Flesh for all to hail.
1. "Why, I say; That fellow is quite the strapping young lad!"
"The kids come running for Satan's ice cream truck."