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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

2.14 | 90 ratings

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1 stars Devin Townsend is quite an interesting man. I remember, awhile back, listening to his work in the band Strapping Young Lad, and even then I thought the sound the band produced was remarkable. Although not a huge fan of his solo work, the album art and strange album name got me hooked into listening.

Honestly, I couldn't make it through. I also felt like I picked up one of the worst albums I've heard in a long time. Alas, I don't feel like reprimanding the noise genre will get me anywhere, because the last thing I want to do is get people upset. Let's just say I'm not a fan (if that wasn't clear enough already). I've never been a huge supporter of this really odd genre of music that very few people that I've seen like. But this album is not just meaningless loud noises compiled together. No, this album has some actually nice industrial ambient songs.

Some of these tracks that I can't seem to understand are such as 'Devlab I', 'Devlab IV' (a particularly excruciating one), and 'Devlab XI'. Some of the tracks are pretty enjoyable ambient tracks, like the third installment, 'Devlab III', and 'Devlab X' are just a few.

I mean, this album isn't a total waste, but I don't really recommend it to anyone. I can respect the idea behind it, but the album's effect is overall so excruciating that I won't bring myself to tell people to go listen to it. If you are a fan of noise, go right ahead! This album is perfect for you.

I do not recommend this album.

aglasshouse | 1/5 |


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