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Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian 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.

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  • This shit sounds fucking appaling, yet it is even more artistic than Tool.
  • no band has ever been more metal than SYL, not even manowar.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHutWaTtq_k&sns=fb
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHutWaTtq_k&sns=fb
  • this is the best band for letting off some steam
  • It'll not happen, obviously, as Devy has no longer anything to rage about. I'd prefer a new band playing in the style of "City", and I dream of making a band playing in that style (without blatant copying, of course). But, that's hard, man. I don't know shit about making riffs, let alone Strapping's style riffs.
  • same
  • I wish to see "Strapping Young Lad are back with the new record" in news one day
  • I want these guys to reform.

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