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ACCELERATED EVOLUTION (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND)

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.91 | 173 ratings

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5 stars Something fluid, a precursor to futures tread.

Devin Townsend's Accelerated Evolution loosens the bows to a more gratuitously band oriented manner. After several solo work albums released, Devin teams together sporadically with his backing band in effect to create another masterful collection of music.

The songs are top notch material, opening with the inquisitive Depth Charge. Softer more than anything from prior releases or his heavy heavy SYL. Calming, with a sense of covert hostility, that is the swing of feel. Delving deep into almost progressive pop territories, some of the vocal hooks are absolutely fantastic.

The Pink Floydian Deadhead is a possible highlight. With some well placed notes and billowing motions. In key with the album's namesake, evolution is prevalent within each separate work. While many of the songs feature at least one basically intriguing idea, tracks like Deadhead or Away utilize what I consider to be truly beautiful sounds.

there are a few fall moments that, while not altogether apt to dragging the album's quality down any severe degree, muddy the purest of waters. Random Analysis and Traveler are not nearly on the same level as the album's greatest songs, featuring more simplistic hooks that don't altogether capture the hearts desires. Even so, Devin has crafted a superb piece of work, and one that is twinged with several varying emotions. This stands up with his better works, and portrays a small precursor into his most recent work.

Best song - Deadhead/Away Worst Song - Difficult to say, very even.

***** Accelerated Stars

Alitare | 5/5 |

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