Strapping Young Lad
Virtuoso, bipolair disordered Devin Townsend from Canada is the wonderboy of rock music. He played with Steve Vai on "Sex and Religion". This stint was not very long lived and after a, not so pretty parting of ways, Townsend started Strapping Young Lad. With this band he lived a heavy metal wet dream. In the hand of a lesser gifted musician this band would be a joke without a punchline but Devin Townsend is both King and Jester in the court of heavy metal. If I have to choose a favorite record it would be "City". A slam-dunk-metal album that white knuckles this listener with a tornado of ideas. Its neverending energy never fails to impress. A man of many virtues he has many tricks on his sleeve but Strapping Young Lad is my favorite Devin Townsend-project. (WdM)
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