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KI (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT)

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.80 | 257 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars This is the first part in a series of 4 albums that Devin is making under the name' The Devin Townsend Project' and how does it fare up to his other work? well its very mellow (saying as he is now recently drink and drugs free) and his writing is a lot more stright forward than before, dont get me wrong, this is a beast of an album, what it doesnt have in the way of heavy guitars and blastbeats, anger does rear its head quite a lot on here, like a wave crashing up against a pile of rocks again and again it rises in anger and falls with melodic beauty, just as you think hes about to breat Devy seems to find a sence of calm in a wall of beautiful clean electric guitars and keyboard soundscapes. Another thing thats cool about these albums is he is gonna have different musicians on each release (theres this one, and so far there is Addicted a more poppy dancy album, and he has still to make a heavy beast entitled Deconstruction and a New Age album called Ghost) so it should be fun to hear those albums as well. In terms of standout tracks its really one of these albums you need to listen to fully and although not all Devin Townsend fans will get this release it is a gradual grower and of course i grew to love it;

A Monday -8/10 Coast - 8/10 Disruptr - 7/10 Gato - 7/10 Terminal - 8/10 Heaven Send - 8/10 Ain't Never Gonna Win - 9/10 Winter - 9/10 Trainfire -9/10 Lady Helen - 9/10 Ki - 10/10 Quiet Riot - 7/10 Demon League - 7/10

My Conclusion? this is quite a hard album to really crack, but stick with it and there's plenty to explore and supprises to be found, a great way to start off the project.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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