2022 press on blue vinyl with insert
Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Devin 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.Strapping Young Lad’s music was characterized by the use of polyrhythmic guitar riffing and drumming, blast beats and wall of sound production. band leader Devin Townsend was also noted for his eccentric appearance and on-stage behaviour, which greatly contributed to the band’s intense live performances. Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing is an incredible debut album and not for the faint hearted. A dip into the world of Devin Townsend and his industrial thrash metal nightmare. Much derided by its own author in later years but still contains elements of the inventiveness that would be evident in his later solo efforts. Polyrhythms galore and extreme it is but songs like Goat, Cod Metal King and Critic truly rock. Sheer Madness ! Grab it now !.
2. In The Rainy Season
4. Cod Metal King
5. Happy Camper (Carpe B.U.M)
7. The Filler – Sweet City Jesus
8. Skin Me
11. Satans Ice Cream Truck