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Devin Townsend Not Happy With Strapping Young Lad Album (A Top Story)


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On Monday Devin Townsend Not Happy With Strapping Young Lad Album was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Devin Townsend says his mind was on his solo project while working on Strapping Young Lad's self-titled album in 2003. The group released the record in the same year as his Accelerated Evolution album and looking back, the Canadian musician says both now sound "bland" to him. And he reveals he continued working with his old bandmates as he didn't know how to break up the group.

He tells Ultimate Guitar: "I didn't realise at the time that what I was afraid of was not the music - I was afraid of myself. I was afraid of my lack of control over myself. So after 1997's City, I was like, 'That's it. No more Strapping Young Lad.'

"I did Physicist in 2000 including the Strapping guys because I didn't know how to break up the relationship. I thought this was a way for me to passively get away with it and it wasn't."

Even though he wanted to make the break, he kept recording with Strapping Young Lad and says he didn't think their self-titled 2003 release turned out well.

He continues: "I just totally phoned that in. We were promoting a record and I was like, 'Ah, god. I don't even think this record turned out well.' Because I put all this effort into Accelerated Evolution, it was an awkward time. Both those records are - even though there's a lot of power on that Strapping record based on the participation of the other guys and even though there's a lot of emotion on Accelerated Evolution - both of them are kind of bland to me. " Read more - here.

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