Strapping Young Lad - Syl

Select an option before changing warranty
Earn 2% in Rewards on this order
FREE with Club O Silver.




2% Rewards

Keep shopping on Overstock

Exclusive Offers

Straight to your inbox

5% Dining Rewards

Get paid to go out tonight



5% Rewards

Earn even faster

Exclusive Offers

Straight to your inbox

5% Dining Rewards

Get paid to go out tonight

Free Shipping

Never pay extra

Exclusive Rewards

Save big-- up to 40%

Today: $13.51
Very High Sellout Risk
ITEM# 2650755
  • Delivery Estimate

    Select a Product Option to view shipping

    • Product Alerts

      Stay in the know! Choose which alerts you’d like to receive on this product.

    Strapping Young Lad - Syl
    • Wishlists
    • Save for Later


    ITEM#: 2650755

    Strapping Young Lad: David Townsend (vocals, guitar); Jed Simon (guitar); Byron Stroud (bass); Gene Hoglan (drums). Producers: Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend. Recorded at Armoury Studios, Hipposonic Studios, and Diamond Sharp Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia. Personnel: Devin Townsend (vocals, guitar, keyboards, sampler); Marnie Mains, Chris "The Heathen" Valagao, Carla Levis (vocals); Jed Simon (guitar, keyboards, sampler); Gene Hoglan (drums). Audio Mixer: Shaun Thingvold. Recording information: Armoury Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Diamond Sharp Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Can; Hipposonic Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photographers: Daniel Michael Collins; Nico Wobben. The press release for SYL points out that the inspiration behind the album was borne out of the horror surrounding the events of 9/11, and, later, says bluntly, "This is, without question, war music." And while the music certainly sounds like Armageddon, the lyrics are in fact angry, incredulous diatribes against not only the futility of war, but rape, hypocrisy, and hate. Devin Townsend's sense of humor surfaces here and there, particularly in "Dirt Pride" ("dripping...gigbutt; dirt pride; dripping...bunksock"), but without the lyric sheet you wouldn't hear it; Strapping Young Lad's apocalyptic death metal soundscapes are the aural equivalent of endlessly spraying shrapnel, or the nightmare hum of locusts, or the earth swallowing itself. Meanwhile, the ethereal keyboard washes and occasional bits of melodic singing only heighten the biblical intensity. Not for the faint of heart. ~ Andy Hinds


    UPC 727701812724
    Runtime 38 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Heavy Metal
    Sub Genre Death Metal
    Label Century Media Records
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Dire
    • 2. Consequence
    • 3. Relentless
    • 4. Rape Song
    • 5. Aftermath
    • 6. Devour
    • 7. Last Minute
    • 8. Force Fed
    • 9. Dirt Pride
    • 10. Bring on the Young
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Strapping Young Lad

    Product Reviews

    Questions & Answers

    Yay! Be the first to ask a question about this product.
    Get your product questions answered right here.

    Shopping Tips & Inspiration

    Shipping & Returns


    This item will be delivered to you via USPS Trackable Media Mail or UPS Mail Innovations and will take from 2 days to 3 weeks from the time the item leaves our warehouse. *

    Standard Return Policy:

    Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

    FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.


    This item cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii. More details

    * For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. If your order is selected for review, our Loss Prevention Team may contact you by phone or email. There may be a two business day delay to process your order.

    ** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.