Retrospective: Strapping Young Lad – “Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing”

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Ya know, when you dig into early works of Strapping Young Lad, you start to realize just how ridiculous the career the career of Devin Townsend has been. Of course, we all love his newer work, specifically everything released as The Devin Townsend Project, and we have discussed such content at length here and on The Nine Circles Podcast, including more of that later today (spoiler alert). But what we don’t revisit quite enough, at least in my eyes, is the project that kick-started his solo career… Strapping Young Lad. And the album that started that particular era is none other than Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing. (Side note: Also one of the best album names of all time.)   Continue reading