City (Strapping Young Lad album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1997
RecordedJuly 1996[1]
StudioRed Stripe Studio, Burnaby
Mothership Studios, Los Angeles, California
LabelCentury Media

City is the second studio album by Strapping Young Lad. Strapping Young Lad is a Canadian extreme metal band. It was released on February 11, 1997. Before the album was made, Devin Townsend was the only member of the band. He hired other people to join the band. They made music on the album. These people were guitarist Jed Simon, bass guitarist Byron Stroud, and drummer Gene Hoglan. They stayed in the band until it ended.

Many people think City is the Strapping Young Lad's best album.[2][3] Revolver said it was one of "the greatest metal albums of all time".[4] The album was released again in 2007.[5]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and composed by Devin Townsend, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Velvet Kevorkian"   1:17
2. "All Hail the New Flesh"   5:24
3. "Oh My Fucking God"   3:34
4. "Detox"   5:37
5. "Home Nucleonics"   2:31
6. "AAA"   5:21
7. "Underneath the Waves"   3:40
8. "Room 429" (Tod Ashley) (Cop Shoot Cop cover) 5:21
9. "Spirituality"   6:34

References[change | change source]

  1. "News for 1996 on Devin Townsend's official website". February 2, 1999. Archived from the original on 1999-02-02. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  2. Rademacher, Brian (2005-08-11). "Interview with Jed Simon". Rock Eyez Webzine. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. Bergman, Keith. "Strapping Young Lad – The New Black review". Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "The 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time". Revolver. 2002, September/October.
  5. City at AllMusic. Retrieved January 16, 2011.