Strapping Young Lad
Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Here is the debut album of frisky cyber-thrash from everyone’s favorite guitar-playing mental patient, Devin Townsend. On Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing, recorded almost entirely by Townsend before SYL had a proper line-up, the Teen Cthulhu/Bleeding Through debate emerges again. Strapping Young Lad’s style of industrial-influenced metal is very similar to Fear Factory’s style, minus all the “bro-ing down.” Of course, Fear Factory existed first, but Strapping Young Lad plays this style so much better than them.
This album is start-to-finish intense without letting up, ever. The keyboards on Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing add atmosphere to the album without trying to be the lead instrument. This isn’t for Metal Maniacs. It’s metal for maniacs. Recommended for people who play lots of video games.
Strapping Young Lad – Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
2 years ago