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KI (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT)

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.83 | 251 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars From what I heard, this is Devin Townsend's calmer album. I suppose and agree that this can some long-time fans irritate. Some may even feel cheated and you know what, it's their right. But unfortunately (paradox is that in this case, fortunately), I don't know DT's music so much. So I can appreciate this quite a lot. I believe that more than if I knew the old ones.

Even in song Gato, where we can hear death metal vocals, even here it seems controlled and quite harmless. Nothing brutal, still it's perfectly directed and under influence of Peace. During last days, I've heard a lot of strange music. Not usual ones, but these unique in something. Let's face it, this is not conventional album. Word that can describe it would be ambient death metal (with calm death metal parts and ambient parts), which is very weird combination. I heard Opeth's Watershed, where it's also more quiet DM to some extent, but not so much. It was like ambient and death metal, but here even the supposed DM parts seems like ironic take, like if they're using growling and heavy instruments, but they don't mean it like that. Like jamming song Ain't Never Gonna Win is right after heavy Heaven Send. It's new combination, but welcomed. I found myself quite enjoying it to be honest (I always am).

4(+) for Ecclesiarchy (I mean eclecticity)

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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