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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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  • Avatar for Emtay13
    this is the best break-up music
  • Avatar for Ich-Bin-Viele
    fuck I miss this band. nothing but respect and love for everything devin has done since syl's end, but I'd rott in hell for decades in exchange for more syl output.
  • Avatar for kekiku
    City > Alien > The New Black > Heavy > SYL, and thats my final verdict :)
  • Avatar for kekiku
    "This shit sounds fucking appaling" congratulations, you understand the point of the godly, perfect band that is SYL ;)
  • Avatar for kekiku
    The best!! The best!!!!!
  • Avatar for Jormogundr
    I wish that this band was still a thing. I would give anything to back a few years and see them in some small rundown bar.
  • Avatar for ebrown7
    that beginning to skeksis. FUCK!
  • Avatar for Manic-Insanity
    Heavy as a Fucking Heavy Thing! That album is a masterpiece! City is also fucking brilliant :)
  • Avatar for Wantedblood
    This shit sounds fucking appaling, yet it is even more artistic than Tool.
  • Avatar for wholly-mountain
    no band has ever been more metal than SYL, not even manowar.

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