20 Years Ago Today (January 27th, 1997)

20 years ago today the second album by Strapping Young Lad was released. By many considered their best album, City refined everything from the debut – which basically is just a noisy hodge-podge (I guess I’m failing the “Sweet City Jesus” test) – and made it more to the point. 
Main man Devin Townsend has since reached superstar levels and is now a veritable tour de force of progressive music and his antics both on and off stage are well known.

I am partial to City amongst all his work (though I must admit, I haven’t kept tight control of his releases the latest years) so I’m happy to shine the light on this oldie but goodie this day.