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TERRIA

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 512 ratings

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Whacky
5 stars SOUNDS FOR YOUR SOUL

This is perhaps the most unique album ever created...

It is a work of genuis...

Nothing you will ever listen can ever compare to this album....

It is totally mind-blowing...

These are just afew little thoughts that spring to mind when listening to this album. Indeed, i am listening to the song Earth Day at present - and i am trying to comprehend exactly how a human being can create music like this. It is totally flawless. Devin Townsend has this incredible talent, something totally individual. It is amazing. Townsend is the Salvador Dali of music.

The thick textures here are sometimes hard to digest - but when you do stomach them, you will feel the benefits.

Words simply cannot describe this. If you are considering buying this album - just buy it. You may not immediatly enjoy it - infact its highly probable that you will not understand, even dislike this album upon first listen...but pacience is a virtue, and if you dont like it all you need to do is occasionally listen to it and it will start to grow. Each listen is easier - and dare i say, more enjoyable??? Yes, it gets MUCH better everytime you listen to it. And one day, when the mood stikes - when your down, or when your happy...or if you are in a strange frame of mind...whenever, you will get the urge to listen to this...and it will be like nothing else on the planet. You will LOVE it.

This isnt just metal. It isnt even music. I would call it sounds for your soul. It is a work of creative genius. So origional. So lovely.

Earth Day is so majestic...the solo in Deep Peace is my favourite solo of all time...Stagnant is beautiful, happy (poppy?)...Canada is deliriously unique and very melodic...Down and Under is magical, transporting you into different landscapes...The Fluke has some of the most wonderful musical passages in history (Listen to the passage that starts at 2.50 and goes to about 3.50)...Nobody's Here is quite slow moving, ballady, with a very big feel to it, almost a trans-universal feel...Tiny Tears is one of my favourites, i cant really describe it - but its lovely...Mountain is probably the hardest one to get round, and it isnt quite as good as its hard to determine its melodies - but it did get through to me eventually and it is great, just like the rest of them...

There it is...if your in doubt just read the other reviews, many of them are evidently struggling with words to describe it...its that unique. Its not that i listen to this all the time, i dont listen to it loads. But when i do, i love every second of my present existence. It makes the world look better.

Terria is sending us a message. There is beauty out there. There is love. There is happieness...you can escape from society and all its modern opressions...all you need to do is listen to Terria.

Whacky | 5/5 |

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